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Talking To The Vines
Mixing it up
It is not easy to describe what it feels like to manage a harvest when you wear so many hats as the owner, farmer, forklift driver, accountant, winemaker, cellar rat, PR and social media person and on and on... One thing is certain, your average level of energy, the amount of adrenaline in your bloodstream and the never ending "to do" list keep harvest life VERY interesting. ...
Covid Induced Reflection
Sheltering in place has lead me to do quite a bit of creative writing. I have been writing to myself, to friends and family and even to those I thought were friends and family. This one is written for you.
DATELINE SONOMA From Wine Business Hourly™ April 27th,2022 Seven PROMINENT California Winemakers found dead in an apparent suicide pact. Residents of the normally sleepy town of Geyserville, California woke up this morning to be greeted by hubris of local, state, and federal officials blanketing the area in search of clues to explain the tragic events that began unfol ...
Tomorrow's wine News Today
I did not make any blog entries in 2018 so I figured out I have to end the year with a very meaningful one: all the predictions you need in order to be ahead of the trendy wine curve in 2019. Prediction No.1 : Some wine writer with a good following will come up with a list of the best wines he or she tasted in 2018. At least 4 of the wines will have names no American can pron ...
Call of the Old Dead Chicken
The Call of The Old Dead Chicken I have been traveling a lot this year: In January - a road trip with my young one (Ben) up to Seattle to visit my oldest son (Dean) followed by another 425 miles drive to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia where I help a local winery produce phenomenal wines, back home for the Winter-Wineland event, a long flight to Hawaii to work with o ...
Longboard Vineyards is releasing two unique sparkling wines just in time for the holiday season. I had a love-affair with Méthode Champenoise since 1985. That year, while still an Enology student at UC Davis, I spent the first of two harvests with Domain Chandon in Napa Valley. It was because of a recommendation from Dawnine Dyer, Chandon’s winemaker, that I later got my first ...
Life is Not A Syrah
Syrah Wine in USA
What guides us in the vineyard
May The Source Be With You
Farming Practices at Longboard Vineyards