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What the Firkin Hogshead are you talking about?

In reviewing some winemaker notes for an upcoming e-mail, the editing team found themselves scratching heads over the term hogshead. While it was not the first time some of us had heard that word, none of us could say exactly what it was… so we turned to google and wikipedia!… More

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Does This Taste Jazzy to You?

Grab a buddy, a bottle of wine with a 90+ point review, a pad of paper and a pen. Taste it and take a few moments to jot down a few descriptors. Now compare notes and read the “expert” wine review. Ok, moment of truth, don’t lie, did all three … More

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Diner’s Ransom

How many times have you been out to dinner and not ordered from the wine list because the markups were outrageously high? How many times have you ordered wine by the glass and paid the same for that glass as the entire bottle would cost at retail? Well that happens … More

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Sulfites in Wine

I’ve gotten a few sulfite questions recently, so thought it was a good time to re-post this:

Chances are, the wine you drank last night had a “contains sulfites” advisory on the label. Ominous as that  may sound, sulfites are a terribly misunderstood component of wine. We’ve set out to … More

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The Forgotten Wine

I’ve often heard stories of places, magical places, beyond San Francisco where temperatures rise above 70 degrees for extended periods of time, known as seasons. I once had relatives visit from Michigan who packed nothing but shorts to wear, ignoring our warnings that San Francisco is not a very warm … More

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