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A Toast to Bread…

Date: Fri, Nov 7, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Cheers, mate. …For without bread, we would have no toast. Toasts have been around almost as long as the act of drinking some sort of fermented beverage. I have briefly mentioned in a previous post that the practice of communally raising your glasses in part stemmed from a practical affirmation that the party is friendly (generally, the [...] Related posts:

  1. What happened to the fine art of toasting? associatedcontent.com The practice of toasting may have begun as...
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Interview: Angela Locati of Skylite Cellars

Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Having grown up in the wine industry, Angela Locati knows wine from many different angles. And, as a friend of the AW family, it was easy to talk her into sitting down with us. Skylite Cellars is one of our newest winery partners, and we are particularly excited to have another winery from our home [...] Related posts:

  1. An interview with Dave Larsen of Soos Creek Wine Cellars Dave Larsen of Soos Creek In light of the...
  2. Interview with Steve Kroener of Silver Horse Winery and Way-Out Wine Co. I met Steve Kroener of Silver Horse Winery and...
  3. An interview with winemaker Jeff Sully of 428 Wines From left: Jeff's daughter-Perian, Lindi Kauer, Jeff Sully Ever...
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Going “green” is not all-or-nothing

Date: Tue, Nov 4, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Photo via James Cridland Solar energy, composting, using animals in the vineyards to provide fertilizer, burying a bull horn in the soil - these are but a few characteristics of biodynamic, organic, or just plain environmentally conscious wineries. The amount of dedication required to establish a self-sustaining vineyard may not be feasible, however. Plus, consulting an [...] Related posts:

  1. Polystyrene’s place in a country of Green. Part 1. On average, it takes anywhere form 6 months to 2...
  2. Organic Wine: If it isn’t 100% Organic, then it’s … Organic? The standards for growing and selling organic foods are determined...
  3. Styrofoam vs. Cardboard: First to Decompose Wins! Why? That is my question. Why use styrofoam (expanded polystyrene...
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United States Postal Service Shipping Wine By Summer?

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

This week I was contacted by an individual in the Ground Shipping Department at USPS regarding a Bill that recently passed the Department of Justice and is awaiting sponsorship by a state representative.  This Bill would allow the USPS, a quasi-governmental corporation similar to Amtrak and the Federal Reserve, to ship wine like any of [...] Related posts:

  1. Three topics in thirty seconds: Red wine, summer heat, grocery store wine. My mind is scattered today. This is strange (for me)...
  2. Vintage Matters: Why substitution is no substitute I enjoy shopping for clothing online from time to time...
  3. Summer Gazpacho with Rose Wine Update! Summer is a time for Rose and Barbecues. This...
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Peltier Station Winery packages wine to avoid labeling regulation

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Chances are that if you’re reading this you are aware that there are quite a few laws in the U.S. that make shipping wine across state borders difficult. This is just one of the regulations that wineries face in almost all aspects of making and selling their wine. However, one recent regulation, and more specifically, one [...] Related posts:

  1. The Seven Deadly Sins As Wine Glasses You're already imbibing; why not just admit it more openly?...
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Edgy behaviour in the wine world

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

One of my favorite blogs, Overcoming Bias, is a forum for people who seek to ask the right questions so as to “obtain beliefs closer to reality.” We all know how easy it is to be manipulated by the various facets of life in our society: media, politicians, and advertising being three vague and obvious [...] Related posts:

  1. Dr. Dolittle and dog to infiltrate wine world Look out wine world, the potential for olfactory objectivity (via...
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Customer Care Series: The Tasting Room Experience

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

I am the Harpy of Customer Service – I nitpick and critique every single aspect, from the attire of the server to the upkeep of the location to the music volume – because all of these elements are integral to the customer experience! This weekend I had the opportunity to visit several Walla Walla tasting rooms [...] Related posts:

  1. Consumer Care Series: Three steps for a personal connection with your customers I worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for 5 years....
  2. Wine speak: One person’s “Old World” is anothers “garbage and poop.” The year I spent working in the tasting room at...
  3. Wine tasting traditions Via Crystal Bradley There are a number of wine...
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Blog! …or perish?

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Photo via rubendomfer It seems like an irony within an irony to post a blog about blogging, but Tom Wark’s recent words on frequency hold merit. With any and everyone blogging these days, each blogger wants the most readers. Is it simple frequency that drives wine enthusiasts to blogs while quality takes a backseat? Quality is certainly [...] No related posts.

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Food and Wine Pairing: Curried Sweet Potato Soup and Riesling

Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

This recipe is the epitome of fall.  With roasted root vegetables, the sweet smell of curry, and colors that look like swirling leaves, there is no better time to serve it.  Shared with me by my dear friend Shayna, it has quickly become one of my favorite recipes.  Not only is it easy but it [...]

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Food and Wine Pairing: Curried Sweet Potato Soup and Riesling

Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

This recipe is the epitome of fall.  With roasted root vegetables, the sweet smell of curry, and colors that look like swirling leaves, there is no better time to serve it.  Shared with me by my dear friend Shayna, it has quickly become one of my favorite recipes.  Not only is it easy but it [...]

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Are all palates created equal?

Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Via 416style “Wine is bottled poetry.” - Robert Louis Stevenson I used to get nervous when reading poetry but I realized that poetry is what you make it. It’s about what you feel, what thoughts are provoked and what you take away from reading or hearing it. In my opinion the same goes for wine. I used [...]

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Wines with a Cause: Canine Wines

Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Via Natalie Maynor Drink Good Wine. Save Good Animals. That’s the motto of Canine Wines’, a small winery out of San Francisco, California making a big difference in the lives of countless animals. Matt Raymond and Kelly Naughtin are parents to rescued animals, Patches, a 6-year old Brittany, and Cheetah, a 16 year old tabby.  The joy that [...]

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Go GAGA for NAHA

Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

I recently visited Chicago to run the Nike+ Human Race 10K.  Excited about my trip to the windy city, I started hunting out restaurants weeks in advance. Friends offered some great suggestions, but ultimately NAHA’s menu and famed cheese course won out over HUB51’s hip feel and creative drink menu.  Some friends were also in [...]

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First Blush: Grape juice for the connoisseur

Date: Fri, Oct 10, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

The healthy juice craze in this country is at fever pitch. I’ll admit it’s a bit ridiculous to buy pomegranate juice, or one of these Odwalla, Naked or what-have-you brands of organic juice for the price of an entire meal. However, a new up-and-coming company has helped breathe a little bit of life and sensibility [...]

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