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Author Archives: Justin

What does “Dry” wine Mean?

Wine presents itself as a bit of a mystery. I often feel that it is this mystery that makes people hesitant to talk about it. One topic is dry wine. What does this mean? How can a wine be dry when it is made of liquid?  Well to put it simply, dry is the opposite […]

Glassware – Does it matter?

As Maximillian Riedel says, the glass is the messenger.  So does it matter who is delivering that message. I certainly think so. So many times I have gone to fine dining establishments with the intention to get a nice bottle of wine to share with the table. The wine list is superb. The bottle looks […]

What is Terroir?

So what is terroir? In essence we have found that terroir means”sense of place”.  The French love to use this term all the time to describe the soils, climate, elevation, relation to wind patterns, amount of sun, setting of the vineyard etc… I also like to add the people making the wine.  A lot of […]

Say Cheese! A Market of all Markets in France

I had the luxury to visit a quaint little place called Chateauneuf Du Pape, ever heard of it? While at our bed and breakfast stay, run by an Austrian named Andreas, we were directed to a market beyond the scale I have seen in the States. It was Isle sur la Sorgue. With it’s Venice […]

Holiday Wine Picks

  With the holidays approaching so much emphasis is put on what wine to pair with “the” holiday meal; but there’s a lot more to the holidays than just one meal.  Out of town guests, holiday work parties, engagements, gatherings and so much more. The question now begs – what style of wine is right […]

Christmas Wine Gifts

The holidays are sneaking upon us in usual fashion. Soon the remnants of Thanksgiving turkey will be cluttering the fridge and you’ll be slipping on your walking shoes for a full day of the ritual shopping adventure known as “Black Friday.”   So what will you get for that friend or loved one that has an appreciation […]

It’s a sip of wine… it’s Summertime!

It’s summer time, the time when we usually see a shift in our wine selections. We transform from heavier robust wines like big bold Cabernet Sauvignon to lighter refreshing styles such as a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. With so many different varietals though why not try taking a step out of the box […]

The Marriage of Food and Wine – Who’s in charge here?

Many things in life just go well together. For instance: chips and salsa, chocolate and strawberries, or peanut butter and jelly; when matching food and wine there are many great possibilities and a few pitfalls. We tend to ask, “How will the wine affect my food,” when a better approach is, “How will the food […]

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