Tag Archives: Bordeaux blend

Great Wine and Altered States

Great wine defies easy description; it makes the wine lover contemplate it…forces her, even, to be open to change, to the taking in of new flavor and aroma combinations, new structural possibilities. And in the most extraordinary cases, it creates … Continue reading

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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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Telling the Lineage (hiS)tory

History and story are inextricably bound…the Story is what we tell to make sense of where we came from and from whom. As we know from great literature, the two are very malleable. In America – maybe most especially – … Continue reading

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