Alcohol in cans

Alcohol containers evoke opinions. Beer aficionados debate bottle, can, keg. Wine cognoscenti reflect on nuances of bottles, bags, and cans. You can even deliberate if spirits in glass, plastic, and metals make a difference. Continue reading “Alcohol in cans”

Grape vine cycle

Grape vines were around long before human beings domesticated them. Today, we bend them to our will with trellis systems, pruning, and propagation through cuttings. But their life cycle remains unchanged. Continue reading “Grape vine cycle”

The amazing grape vine

Grape vines are amazing plants. They are gritty survivors. They grow on every continent except Antarctica. They are the highest and best use of agricultural land, especially when planted in wine grapes. Continue reading “The amazing grape vine”

July 4th wine strategies

This year we are blessed with a long Fourth of July weekend. Beer may be principal beverage, but with three days to party, wine surely can be part of the fete. Continue reading “July 4th wine strategies”

Wines people like—myth busting

Wine writers have an Achilles heel. When you drink different wines every day and don’t pay for the bottle because makers sent it to you for free, you lose sight of the real world. Continue reading “Wines people like—myth busting”