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Chardonnay in Chardonnay

So often Chardonnay gets a bad rap. ABC, anything but Chardonnay, is a common mantra in many blogs and wine websites. When done right Chardonnay can make some of the most beautiful wines, and so in tribute to what is a sometimes an overly hyped and sometimes overly criticized grape […]

Assumption is the Mother of all ****ups! – Winery Marketing 101

The title of the post is one of my favorite sayings. We’ve all heard the phrase muttered, “Well I assumed…” followed by a, “but I never thought this would happen…”. For Gabriella and I, the title of this post, tends to be the deciding factor when we get into an […]

Portuguese Lurkers!

Gary over at Wine Library TV has a thing against “lurkers“. People who visit a site, read the content, suck the free information out of it and like lightening, leave without a trace to visit other “feeds” or websites and other topics / ideas. Well, just so you know, there […]

Me and My Love/Hate Relationship with Cork

I was wrong. There I said it. For the past 6 years, I’ve made fun of cork, and for that, I am wrong. I used to tell people that cork was dead. Cork was ancient technology meant only to ruin your wine. I ranted about the use of cork in […]

Website Review: Enjoy Sherry

Sherry month wouldn’t be complete without a warning shot across the bow of the boat before it slowly sinks to the bottom of the ocean floor. The boat being the obvious metaphor for sherry inching demise. Sherry is losing ground with the common consumer. We tried to send a life […]

Do what you like – I don’t really care!

What does this quote: Unless it’s Zinfandel or Port, a 15.5% alcohol wine is not good. It may not be bad. But it’s not good. Though I can appreciate a firm slap in the face, that never feels nearly as good as a sweet caress on one’s cheek. and this […]

Iberian Wine News from Around the Web

The Meaning of Wine Blogs Tom Wark from Fermentations recently posted the results of a survey he conducted last week asking readers what wine blogs meant to them. He received 172 responses on his blogs survey and here is a taste of what he found out: To FERMENTATION Readers Wine […]

Fashion and Wines from Rioja

I’ll be the first to admit that fashion eludes me. From the moment I stepped off the plane in Madrid not 2 and half years ago, I’ve found myself at odds with the entire industry. I had read an article last January which described a study conducted by the Spanish […]

I Love Lemmings…They Leave such Nice Wines for Me!

I recently learned that the lemming scene in the 1958 Disney film, White Wilderness, consisting of lemmings diving over a cliff to their splattered fate, was actually staged. It turns out that lemmings really don’t like jumping off cliffs, but to make the story more interesting, Disney staged the dive […]

Sherry – Spain’s Cure for Summer heat!

Later today, we’re heading up to our roof to film a litte Sherry tasting. July’s Virtual Tasting has been sherry at Catavino, and although not a lot of you have joined us this month, we hope this will change. Count on some good bodega profiles this week, after we enjoy […]