Expensive wine characteristics

Collectible wine. Nice to dream about, unlikely to be acquired. You probably are not going to spend more on a bottle of wine than on your daughter’s wedding. Continue reading “Expensive wine characteristics”

Wine costs

Many factors go into wine cost. The odious three-tier system (wine producer–wholesaler–retailer) does its price-inflating thing, but so do multiple decisions that influence your wine experience. Continue reading “Wine costs”

July 4th

July 4th falls on Thursday, dicey day for a holiday. Some will enjoy flag waving four-day weekend, while others must soldier up, salute job responsibilities, take the fifth on Friday. Continue reading “July 4th”

Wine and civilization

Most of us consider wine to be a civilized drink. Professor John J. Mahoney, PhD asserts wine was “the catalyst that created civilization” in his book Wine: The Source of Civilization. Continue reading “Wine and civilization”