Whole Hearted BioDynamic Wines

Wines are often deemed hearty when they are full-bodied, rich and dense. And when you look inside, some wines  reveal HEARTS as their major expression.  Is this expressing the heart and soul of the winemaker? The first heart I uncovered in wine was hiding in a 2001 Quintessa, “Bordeaux Blend”  That’s the above Napa Valley beauty. The next one was another Bordeaux Blend,...
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Single wine drinkers

A cold wet Sunday afternoon and I’m forced to look at  a question that maybe you can help me with. What do singles who enjoy wine, yet are alone, choose to drink? I made beautiful rare lamb chops and roasted potatoes, no greens sorry, and wanted to warm up this afternoon.  Do I open a bottle of red only to have it go bad by the time I could finish it later this week or settle for a brew? ...
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Transformation

Life Illuminated! In wine’s life story, grape juice is transformed into spirited wine upon fermentation of the sugars to alcohol and bubbles.  Transformation only occurs here with outside help – the microscopic yeasts.  Well, there’s other outside help, the sacred igniter. From my photographer’s perspective, when looking at juice compared to wine, the material under the...
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