Archive for February, 2013

Wine Drinking

Wine and the Gender Divide – Closing, Not Closed

Wine and the Gender Divide – Closing, Not Closed

I went to the dentist this morning. His official prescription was “get a new job” because “the stress is ruining your gums”. Then he told me that I should be a dentist. I don’t think he’s very trustworthy, but I did start reflecting on things that make me clench my […]

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Events

February 22 – National Margarita Day 2013

February 22 – National Margarita Day 2013

Even home winemakers need to take a break for a cocktail every once in awhile. National Margarita Day, celebrated annually on February 22, is as good an excuse as any. For the contemplative winemaker and wine enthusiast, be advised that there are several similarities between tequila and wine. Aged tequila […]

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Wine Drinking

Drinking Local, Drinking Favorites in Arizona

Drinking Local, Drinking Favorites in Arizona

Robert has been busy putting the finishing touches on our Vidal Blanc. I’ve been busy visiting Sedona, with a stop in the Grand Canyon. I didn’t have a lot of hope in my heart for my wine experience in Arizona until two weeks ago. I was doing research for our […]

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Wine Drinking

2013 – Time to Drink Green

2013 – Time to Drink Green

Earth is a pretty great place, isn’t it? I think we can all agree on that*. We get to live on it. It’s very beautiful. We have lots of water and an excellent atmosphere. Each one of us bears a responsibility to protect it. Taking steps to lessen the impact that we have on the environment […]

by × February 5, 2013 × 1 comment

Home Winemaking

Raise Your Dessert Fork

Raise Your Dessert Fork

The residents of Baltimore just endured one of the coldest weeks in years. Temperatures rarely rose above freezing and wind chills were in the single digits. Unlike most of the city, we’ve been anxiously waiting for it to get cold. We needed temperatures to dip low enough for us progress to the next stage of white […]

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Wine Drinking

If You Want to Drink History, Discover Armenia

If You Want to Drink History, Discover Armenia

One of the world’s oldest civilizations, Armenia is a mountainous country in the South Caucasus highlands surrounding biblical Mount Ararat. The country is bordered by Turkey, Georgia, and Iran, amongst others. It boasts a rich cultural heritage and significant natural treasures. Less well known is the fact that Armenia is arguably the cradle of grape growing and winemaking. […]

by × February 1, 2013 × 0 comments