Category Results for: General Wine Information


Which Came First, the Cork or the Corkscrew?

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Am I the only person who contemplates all sorts of esoteric thoughts when sipping a good glass of wine? I doubt that I am. Not too long ago, after using my handy corkscrew to open a good bottle of wine, I got to thinking, “Which came first, the cork or the corkscrew?” Now I realize […]

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My Bucket List of Wines

Friday, September 25th, 2009

As we get older, many of us make our “bucket list” of things we want to do, people we want to see, and places we want to go before we kick the bucket. Even though I don’t consider myself all that old, and hopefully not close to kicking the bucket, I’ve started making some of […]

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Kori Voorhees: The Go-To Gal for Washington State Wine

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Kori did not approve this post. She won’t tell you any of this. In fact, she is embarrassed that I am writing about her. However, with all due respect to some great female wine writers and friends: Catie, Teri, Margot, and too many more to mention, I sincerely believe that Kori is the “go-to gal” […]

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Full Pull Wines: Unique New Washington State Wine Retailer

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Full Pull Wines, founded by our good friend Paul Zitarelli, is a new Washington State wine retailer located in the warehouse district in South Seattle. Full Pull is not just another brick and mortar wine shop nor is it strictly an online wine retailer. Full Pull sells exclusively Washington State wines through a one offer […]

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Is it Terroir or a Wine Fault?

Friday, August 21st, 2009

I always find it interesting when I hear or read someone describe a wine, that I consider to be terrible, as complex or a product of unique terroir. Who is right in a situation like this? Fortunately, in wine, there is no right or wrong answer. It’s what you like that counts. But be sure […]

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Attention Wineries: Shape up your Tasting Room Experience

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Last year, I did a post on tips for visiting wine country which included advice on being friendly and polite and respecting the time of the people working in a tasting room. I would encourage all wine country visitors to review that post before venturing out on the wine trails again this summer. Several months […]

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Investing in Wine: Caveat Emptor!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Over the last few months I’ve read a number of articles encouraging wine lovers to “invest” in good wine, with each typically citing a favorable comparison between wine and the stock market over the last year or two. As an investment management professional for over forty years, my response to these recommendations would be caveat […]

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Why Can’t I Buy the Wine I Want to Buy?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

This is America, right? Land of the Free. We’ll you wouldn’t know it if you are shopping for wine. If Lenn Thompson recommends a great New York wine, or Russ Kane touts a super Texas wine, or Dr. Debs or Alder Yarrow puts me onto a special California wine, that does not mean I can […]

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The U.S. is the Sweet Spot for Wine Deals

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, the leading wine producer in the Tuscany region of Italy and one of the most historic and respected wine companies in the world, recently released research results of a study that showed Italian wine consumers are continuing to purchase high quality wine during the economic downturn. This study shows that the wine […]

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Think Green, Drink Red: Refillable Wine Bottles

Friday, June 5th, 2009

During these tough economic times, it’s refreshing to see creative marketing combined with an environmentally friendly concept. And that’s exactly what we found recently when we visited Pend d’Oreille Winery in Sandpoint, Idaho. We learned that since February, their popular Bistro Rouge Red Table Wine has been available in a refillable 1.5 liter bottle. You […]

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