Where or where will it end? Unlimited money to burn is a great thing, I mean who would not want such means. But I ask this question up front, is it good for the wine industry? The prices for my beloved Burgundy have reached a point where I can no longer participate. Please hold your…

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The name first appearing in Star Trek Wrath  of Khan, it’s a test given to all Star Fleet officers. The so called “no win scenario”! Addressing the choice for this name is not easy, as it addresses my persona as much as anything. I would say like the character in Star Trak, one Captain James…

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A span of time measured in months, years or decades is finite, micro, meaningless. However when measured against piers in one’s own industry these measurements can be vast. This condensed version of time will record that with in this very short period a star was born, a region realized, a building of a new world…

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Reaching into my bag of tricks layered in the thousands of useless information compartments flowing with electrical impulses more commonly known as my mind, I found this subject worth revisiting. Yes ground covered again, not for the General Patton’s of the world but sometimes we see too much and need remind those whom still fall…

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I had a friend who married the most beautiful Woman, a real head turner no doubt. When they were dating she seemed to be everything he ever dreamed, and frankly all of his friends were mesmerized. After a short romance they announced their engagement and I for one stopped long enough to ask the question,…

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Don’t Mess With Mother Nature Being reminded of the guy whom sits in the meeting with his fellow peers being asked by the boss for opinions to move the company forward leads me to a story.  You see one such employee before the meeting confides with another, an idea that would hands down make things…

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You know where high yields are good? Thought you would never ask! Oil wells come to mind. Energy of all kinds in fact, say electricity, natural gas, coal/ wind. What about diamond Mines, Gold Mines, or gems of any kind. High yields of endangered species would be a good thing.  More trees, more air, more…

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What really is terroir? Wikipedia says the following: From (terre), is the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with plant genetics, express in agricultural products such as Wine, Chocolate, Hops, Tomatoes, Heritage Wheat and Tea. That’s a mouth full don’t you think? Now you thought I…

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Ab-stract art: (art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable, reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors and textures) So we announce our artist series bottling. As I repeat from a former blog we have invented nothing new in the making of wine, but are not afraid of trying different…

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So I wandered to the Central Coast of California as that’s the place I felt the greatest potential existed to make world class Pinot Noir. I was not alone in this thinking, long before me Robert Parker, Matt Kramer and many such respected wine writers talked of the potential that existed here. Long before me…

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