For many U.S. wine making regions, September marks a more "official" beginning of the grape harvest. It's true that in Southern states and in parts of the West Coast, harvest may begin earlier: in August or even during a portion of July. I suppose … [Read more...] about The Wine Harvest is Upon Us
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Nostalgia. The dictionary defines 'nostalgia' as "sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations." It recently occurred to me that I grow nostalgic for the summer in the month of August. It's the … [Read more...] about Summer Nostalgia in August
Surprisingly, the signing of the Declaration of Independence is linked to a wine that was used to toast the event. The Oxford Companion of Wine, edited by British wine critic, Jancis Robinson, states that this wine is "probably the world's most … [Read more...] about A Wine Tied to the 4th of July Holiday
Hello my wine sipping adventurers! Welcome to the Sip & Swirl: my monthly series that talks about one of my favorite subjects: the sharing of wine among friends. Selecting the wine. Getting excited about opening the wine. Potentially … [Read more...] about The Pilot Sip & Swirl