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A Toast to Cork!

Every time I find a video about cork, I will post it. This was a news report from last year, and somehow I missed it!
2012 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray

2012 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray

Because I'm a lunatic, I've decided to pursue several wine certifications. Why? Because I want to know as much as possible and share what I know with those who care to learn. What that means is that I have...
The bikes were awesome although I admit to being a motorcycle coward.
Besides, once more people know about it, it'll be harder for me to get into the really great dinners. Less for me.

Wine Country

“Speaking” of the Central Coast – Industrial EATS

While I was at it, I also ordered a glass of Ampelos Pinot Noir which was served in a heavy tumbler. I had no qualms.

Pahrump Valley Winery – The Grape Stomp that Didn’t Happen!

Bill came back into the winery, did the classic cut across the throat, and said “Everything is canceled!" Apparently they have this thing about valued customers getting skewered by lightning bolts.

Going Rogue Part 3 – Other Wineries, Stuff, and Summary

Right now I will continue to reside in Las Vegas, where except for the fact that we have had a damned eternal summer, I have called home for more than two decades. My bucket list has a crystal ball in it that stubbornly won't let me peer into the future.

Going Rogue – Oregon’s Other Wine Country. The Wineries.

We got our flight and sat down at the lovely deck overlooking the scenery. Come to think of it, “The Scenery" seemed to be something that became part of everything that I did up there.

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Petit Fours & Grandmom, Movies & Critics, Food & Life

Among her other jobs, she was a caterer in the deep South yet had never attended any kind of culinary school. Culinary schools were not available for daughters of ex-slaves in the Deep South in the middle of the 20th century.

Terminal Wine

Central Coast

Pacific Coast Wine Trail

Back Roads Wineries Wine Trail Paso Robles Logo

Back Roads Wineries Wine Trail

As I said in the first post introducing this series, many of the wineries will be on overlapping wine trails.
Industrial Eats Deli top - extras to purchase

“Speaking” of the Central Coast – Industrial EATS

While I was at it, I also ordered a glass of Ampelos Pinot Noir which was served in a heavy tumbler. I had no qualms.

Atascadero Wine Trail

If they make it rich, then kudos. If they don't, I can imagine that they would continue to make wine until the very end.

Cork and Other Closures

A Toast to Cork!

Every time I find a video about cork, I will post it. This was a news report from last year, and somehow I missed it!

100% Cork Coalition Marches On!

I feel the environmental impact of the cork industry cannot be underestimated.
Cork oak trunk section

Why We’re 100% Cork – St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma

If the customer perceives the cork as being cheap (as in synthetic corks and screwcaps), then the perception will be that the wine is cheap, too.
Golan Heights Winery

Cork Revisited – Wine Passions: A Cork Comeback

It bodes well for the resurgence of cork, particularly in light of serious environmental and climate concerns.

Cork Revisited – For Your Wine and for Your Head

After all, cork isn't trying to function like screwcaps or synthetics, but the verso is most definitely true.

Food Nooz

Oh Yes, YES! I LOVE Tongue!!

Great. I have your attention. Now. Back away from the gutter.

Blast

Robert Parker, Wine, and Menopause

So why is it that the overwhelming majority of official wine tasters and critics are men? It's not because they're better at the sniffing or tasting. It's because they have better memories. And because they don’t go through menopause.

Rant

The Color of Wine – 2016

Don't get me wrong; my day-to-day interactions with folks in the wine trade have been terrific and I *feel* the respect once we get started talking about/tasting/studying wine. They know I know my shit and that I'm open to learning when I don't.

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