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URL :http://www.vinography.com/
Filed Under:Food & Drink / Wine
Posts on Regator:1599
Posts / Week:4.4
Archived Since:February 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Vinography Unboxed: Week of January 18, 2015

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's samples included a most unusual trio of rosés. Show More Summary

In Conversation with the Intrepid Wino

In the era of social media, we often get to know people long before we meet them in person. Anyone highly active on Twitter, for instance, likely has dozens or even hundreds of people that they have gradually gotten to know in little 140 character chunks, sometimes over years. That's the way I encountered James Scarcebrook for the first time. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: The Stuff of Life

The Stuff of Life Water drips from a healthy grape leaf after a wet night in Sonoma County. While early season rains gave farmers some hope for a wet winter, rainfall remains disastrously low throughout drought-stricken California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download...Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of January 11, 2015

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's samples...Show More Summary

2015 Slow Wine Tasting: January 29, San Francisco

Many people, especially anyone who considers themselves a foodie, have heard of Slow Food, the Italian organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating artisan food and food culture. But fewer have heard of Slow Wine, that same organization's push in recent years to celebrate wine. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: On the Mountaintop

On the Mountaintop A vineyard basks in the sun far above the fog in the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

Redeeming Lodi, California

Analogies can be dangerous, but for anyone who doesn't know the more detailed geography of California, it may be easiest to describe the Lodi wine region as California's Languedoc. This massive American Viticultural Area (AVA) at the...Show More Summary

The Superb Grace of Old Vines: Drinking Janasse

In a region where castles crumble to ruins on the hills, and the vines outlive their farmers, one of the youngest wineries has been setting the quality bar for decades. Despite only 40 years of history, Domaine de La Janasse easily ranks among the greatest estates of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Show More Summary

The Zinfandel Experience: January 31, San Francisco

I'm not exactly sure how long a particular event has to have been going on for it to be credibly labeled an institution, but whatever that length of time, the ZAP Zinfandel Festival in San Francisco would certainly qualify. For nearly...Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of January 4, 2015

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's samples included a trio of wines from one of California's hottest rising star winemakers, Jesse Katz. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: The Colors of a New Season

The Colors of a New Season A new, unfurling grape vine leaf is remarkably colorful when you look at it up close. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 27th, 2014

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. And, oh yes,Show More Summary

Losing a Legend in Serge Hochar

On the last day of December, 2014, the wine world lost a legend, twenty years too soon. Serge Hochar, the second generation owner and winemaker of Lebanon's Chateau Musar Winery died at the age of 75 while on holiday in Mexico, according to news reports that are beginning to emerge. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Rich Skies

Rich Skies Rainclouds catch the last rays of a sunset over the rolling hills of Sonoma County in winter. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

Flirting with the Ecstatic: The Wines of Nikolaihof, Austria

There are certain places in this world that feel as if they exist outside of time. Or perhaps they exist inside of time but move much slower than the world around them. Stepping through the doorway into the inner courtyard of Weingut...Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 20, 2014

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included a lovely Roussanne from Truchard Vineyards in Napa's Carneros district. Show More Summary

A Grape By Any Other Name

That fabric of our existence, the culture in which we find ourselves immersed, remains a rich symbol of the lives, both significant and insignificant, that came before. We live in a palimpsest of existence. Wine, as a part of that culture,...Show More Summary

Setting a New Bar for Oregon Pinot: Brittan Vineyards

Expressed briefly, making a great wine is rather simple. You find the right piece of ground; you put the right grapes in; you tend them well and harvest them at the right time; and then you smash them together and nudge the product gently...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: The Chaos of Crush

The Chaos of Crush A load of grapes enters a crusher destemmer in the midst of harvest in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 13, 2014

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included...Show More Summary

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