I entered into a conversation with an individual from a large national wine club, concerning the inability to load Burgundy bottles into their commercially produced wine rack. The individual questioned the winemaker by announcing his displeasure with their bottle choice and publicly asked for a change in the bottle shape used for the packaging of the Pinot Noir as the diameter of the bottom was too wide to fit into their wine rack. My comments suggested that the wine rack wa
"what's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." - William Shakepeare (Romeo and Juliet) As we border on the edge of summer, all thoughts of the past cold spring and a fading notion of hearty meals paired with red wines disappear. Now it's time for beautiful styles and fun fashions to make a statement, as well as a change of wine for the season. And that transition to lightness of a white wine, but at the same time maintaininga "bit of c
"Local wine people - both inside and out of the industry proper - long lamented how few local restaurants support and offer local wines. Short of visiting every restaurant and asking to see their wine list, it is hard to know precisely who is listing local wines and how much of it," states Lenn Thompson - Editor of the NY Cork Report.
See - Photograph - Purchase is becoming a preferred method to buy nearly everything the American Consumers watns, requiring the least amount of time and effort. The brick and mortar concept versus the convenience of shopping at home has been a very well documented trend. Unveiled this week, a new US-based stie called eBay Wine is a newly formed partnership with startup DryNC pronounced 'drink'. The goal of eBay is aimed at providing a wider selection of reds, whites and ros
"Terroir remainss one of the most intriguing and perplexing challenges in the world of wine today, largely because what Terroir ecompasses is not universally understoood or accepted. Nonetheless, the concept has become woven into the thinking and commentary of nearly all journalist, winemakers and educators who discuss wine," state Gregory V. Jones - professor and research climatologist in the department of environmental studies at Southern Oregon University. Is one plot of