Category Archives: Winemaking: Philosophy

What Did I Learn?

I think a lot about wine. Not just how a particular wine tastes, but even more about what wine means and how to put the craft of winemaking and the role of Beauty in wine into a communicable context. In … Continue reading

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Balance

While elegance, poise, pace, and length are all words that define a beautiful wine for me, the most important aspect of beauty (and, by extension – great) wine is Balance. A wine can have all the power and color and tannin in … Continue reading

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Wine is Magical

Wine is not the romantic and mystical product so many of those invested in it want us to believe it is. –Hosemaster of Wine  My friend, Ron Washam, is the “Hosemaster of Wine”…a gifted satirist who has had a long … Continue reading

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First Principles

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