15
May
2018

Sound & our Cells

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Sound Heals from both sides - inside and out… Our Cells are Sound Receivers and Resonaters. TRY A LITTLE HUMMING SOUND can bring your cells into a harmonizing state. You can feel what happens. How about this piece of music -Does this tune you in?  Shewane - Soweto Gospel Choir. Find the sound, music, rhythm and tone to start your…

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26
Jan
2017

Wine and Intention

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Can we, with our thoughts or other unmeasurable manipulation, change the taste of a wine? Well, I won't tell you how but      it has been done Perhaps it was magic 3 glasses of the same 2008 cabernet sauvignon were treated 'mysteriously' with crystals and thoughts Voila! The simple wine became fruitier with one experimental variation, and softer with another. Here…

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26
Jan
2017

Wine and the Mind

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A few months ago I met with winemaker Pete Hoffmann who explored with me the potential that the energy of mental focus directed by crystals can change our pleasure of wine. I was an open skeptic willing to be open to the experience. We sat in Graton's Wildwood Cafe with 4 glasses of wine in front of us.... I won't…

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18
Jan
2017

Wine’s Inner Terroir

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  • hope & grace . microscope . pinot noir . sauvignon blanc . Sterling . terroir . Wine . Wine's Hidden Beauty .

Wine portrait: Pinot Noir 2008 hope & grace. The French use a term "terroir" to talk about a wine's expression of place.  They say that only certain wines express terroir which means they express the land and its temperament. We experience terroir  as sensory qualities of  a wine's nature, its personality and spirit. What influences 'terroir' land where the grapes…

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02
Aug
2016

Synesthesia: Tasting shapes?

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There is a sensory experience that some folks have where they SMELL numbers or SEE  sounds.  Jimi Hendrix HEARD the color blue and physician Richard Cytowic wrote about one of his patients who tasted chicken as angular.  Check out his interesting book "The Man who Tasted Shapes." Synesthesia is a state in which sensory experiences are cross-wired in the brain.  Some…

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11
Jun
2015

TASTING RELATIONSHIPS

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  • Barrett . shaping taste . TASTE . Wine .

Is this relationship doomed? He likes white wine, she likes red. I have a dear friend who prefers lean white wines like sauvignon blanc. I have learned over the years that that is my least favorite wine and have thought our relationship was doomed since he doesn't like what I do. He will drink red wine to placate me but…

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03
Sep
2012

TASTEs Sweet?

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This top image is that of table sugar magnified 30x - sweet signals that the food is an energy source, and generally safe to eat.  Though not all sweet things are safe.  For instance, some lead salts are sort of sweet yet deadly; I presume they would likely have an altered shape.  The taste of sweet requires a cellular receptor…

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21
Jul
2012

A jewel of a wine

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When I open a bottle of wine to photograph I always wonder what will it look like. Will it look like how I experienced it - smooth or harsh, as example. And then there are times when a winery gives me samples to photograph and I have had no tasting experience of the wine, then what? Are these less biased…

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20
May
2012

Wine Characters

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Seeing all the bottles of wine on a shelf in a store, you are stymied - which should you buy. A daunting task.  If only you knew which one you would like - some sort of message that jumped out at you assuring "YOU'LL LIKE ME." I liked this wine. With its flowing full-bodied softness, it filled me with its…

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11
Jan
2012

Choice Sonoma County Jan. 14-15

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This coming weekend promises to be beautiful, sunny and perfect for driving the backroads of western and northern Sonoma County. Go explore with Winter Wineland.

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