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  • Popular Wine-Tasting Themes

    I recently wrote about wine-tasting parties, and almost as an afterthought mentioned a few common themes, so I thought I might take some time to discuss some...


  • 12 Secrets of Grenache

    Do you know Grenache? Well, even if you think you don’t, you’ve probably enjoyed the fruits of Grenache more often than you think! While it’s a fine...


  • Wine 101 - Northern Rhone Wines

    Unlike the wines of the Southern Rhône, the red wines of the north tend to be 100% Syrah, and the only other addition in most cases happens to be a small...


  • Wine 101 - Southern Rhone

    The main grape in the Southern Rhône is Grenache, followed by Syrah, Mourvèdre, and then Cinsaut. This is a land of blended wines; so getting to know the...


  • 12 Secrets of Merlot

    The name Merlot is said to derive from the old French word for little blackbird: merle. Many people believe this is probably due to the blue/black color of...


  • Wine Service

    Ordering wine is really a two-step process. The first, obviously, is making your selection; the second is knowing what to do when your wine arrives. I...


  • Wine Refrigerator Guide

    So you’ve read all the articles on wine storage, and have come to the conclusion that you need to buy a wine fridge. Now what? There are a lot of questions...


  • Building Wine Cellar Walls

    When it comes to building a wine cellar there are basically two choices. You can either repurpose an existing room or section off some space inside of it....


  • How to Build a Wine Cellar

    We all love the idea of having a dedicated cellar, a distinct shrine, er, room to store our treasured bottles. So, what does it really take to convert part...


  • Wine Cellar Flooring

    A cellar can get by just fine with the unfinished cement floor, especially if you’re in a very well drained area. My cellar floor is laid over very thin...


  • Wine Cellar Windows and Doors

    If you have a window opening into your cellar, you might want to consider sealing it off, or using it to vent any cooling unit you might use for the space....


  • Wine Cellar Ceilings and Lighting

    Now that you’ve built your beautiful walls, don’t neglect your ceiling! It requires the same treatment that you walls did. Installing a vapor barrier...


  • Wine Cellar Vapor Barriers

    Once you’ve built your walls you’ll need to add a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier serves to prevent the cooled air from the cellar from leaking into the...


  • Cellar Temperature

    Last week I began to take a look at cellar conditions -- the good, the bad, and the misinformed. I had written that article to include all the variables but...


  • Wine Words: The American Palate

    In wine circles, especially international wine circles, it's accepted as gospel that there is something casually referred to as the "American Palate."...


  • Wine Words: Dry Farming

    Most winemakers you meet will stress that wines are made in the vineyard, not the cellar. The truth is that good wines can be made in the cellar, but great...


  • Wine 101: Understanding Wine Labels 2

    Last week I began to tease out the information contained in one not-so-simple little sentence. It's a fairly typical example of a good, informative wine...


  • Wine 101: Understanding Wine Labels

    I love the back labels on wine bottles. Some are famously informative; Ridge Vineyards' labels, for example, offer a descriptive and virtually complete...


  • Wine 101: Corkage

    Corkage is sometimes a difficult game to play even though it seems to be pretty simple. The customer is granted the privilege, and it really is a privilege,...


  • Wine 101: Tasting Wine

    I believe wine captivates the mind so much because it's such a sensual drink. It offers up luxurious colors of the rainbow from ruby to gold, and all manner...


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