Articles by: Caitlin Kearns

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Pressing Red Wine (Pt. 2)

Pressing Red Wine (Pt. 2)

I know what you’re thinking. When was the last time my husband Robert posted? Well, I am pleased to inform you that Robert will be updating you later this week. In the meantime, let me entertain you with the dramatic conclusion of our press. Ok, you caught me. It’s not […]

by × November 6, 2012 × 3 comments

Home Winemaking

Pressing Red Wine (Pt. 1)

Pressing Red Wine (Pt. 1)

Back before we lived in a hotel, we were minding our own business, entertaining two lovely house guests from Texas (Robert’s home state). Now our life is a little like Eloise, except we don’t live in the room on the tippy-top floor, we live on the second floor, and instead […]

by × November 5, 2012 × 5 comments

Trends

I, for One, Welcome our New Robot Overlords

I, for One, Welcome our New Robot Overlords

Last week, I suspected (and told you) that this blog would be dark for a year. But we’re going to try to keep going. We may not have a house, but we do have computers and internet connections. I don’t know what that says about us, or society, but this blog […]

by × November 2, 2012 × 0 comments

Home Winemaking

Family Matters

Family Matters

By: Five Gallons of Free Run Cabernet Sauvignon* I know it is a trend for parents to create websites about their kids, but in my opinion, this website is the best (sorry to new parents reading this, but it had to be said). My parents have been lovingly documenting our […]

by × October 31, 2012 × 1 comment

Wine Drinking

A Long Interlude…for Emergency Reasons

A Long Interlude…for Emergency Reasons

In 2008, Robert and I took our honeymoon in Napa Valley. Don’t tell him that I had to take my wedding ring off to remember the year. Side note: we got married on the same day as my Mom and Dad, so we had the dates inscribed inside my wedding […]

by × October 25, 2012 × 7 comments

Cocktails

Annapolis

Annapolis

Our love of Maryland and Baltimore borders on the fanatic. Baltimore is the greatest city in America. Wait, please don’t go. Hear me out. If you live in Baltimore, you can drive less than 30 minutes, and find yourself in the middle of America’s sailing capital, Annapolis. More than four […]

by × October 19, 2012 × 0 comments

Wine Drinking

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink White Wine

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink White Wine

I think there is a pretty good possibility you are familiar with the phrase friends don’t let friends drink white wine.  Did you miss it?  Emblazoned on wine glasses? Party favors? T-shirts and sweatshirts? Riffs I’ve heard include friends don’t let friends drink White Zinfandel and, oddly, friends don’t let […]

by × October 17, 2012 × 2 comments

Cocktails

Shenandoah

Shenandoah

I hope you don’t mind a brief interlude to discuss cocktail hour as it relates to wine drinking (the important role played by gin and tonics in winemaking to be investigated at a later date). Robert and I spent the weekend with friends in Shenandoah to enjoy the fall leaves […]

by × October 15, 2012 × 1 comment

Crushing, Pressing

The 2012 Crush – A Dramatic Mini-Series in Three Parts – Part 3

The 2012 Crush – A Dramatic Mini-Series in Three Parts – Part 3

Caitlin – October 10th, 2012 Let’s begin where we left off: Robert and I, looking at each other, with fear in our eyes. My palms were sweating. My mouth was dry. I can’t speak for Robert, but I have to assume he was experiencing similar physiological symptoms of stress. We were […]

by × October 10, 2012 × 2 comments

Crushing

The 2012 Crush – A Dramatic Mini-Series in Three Parts – Part 2

The 2012 Crush – A Dramatic Mini-Series in Three Parts – Part 2

Caitlin – October 9th, 2012 I must confess something to you. I omitted a key piece of information from Part 1. About two weeks ago, Dr. Bob called Robert to tell him we wouldn’t be getting any Vidal Blanc after all. He produced less fruit than he thought he would. […]

by × October 9, 2012 × 1 comment

Crushing, Prep Work

The 2012 Crush – A Dramatic Mini-Series in Three Parts – Part 1

The 2012 Crush – A Dramatic Mini-Series in Three Parts – Part 1

Caitlin – October 7th, 2012 For the events I am preparing to describe make sense to you, I have to take you back two months. Robert and I were eating dinner at Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge in Annapolis, which is a great restaurant. If you live in the area, you […]

by × October 7, 2012 × 3 comments