Tag Archives: wine writing

Does wine shorten your life, or does life without it just seem longer?

I’ve read as many studies on alcohol and health as possible for the past decade-plus.  And also the media coverage that goes with them.  As I’ve mentioned before, wine studies are often big news.  And by the time the coverage … Continue reading

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Cookbook author (non) wine talk with Michael Stern

“I don’t drink wine, and neither does Jane,” was the first thing Michael Stern said to me as we started our conversation. “So, I hope this doesn’t short-circuit our talk!” Not a chance. One of the reasons I wanted to … Continue reading

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Cookbook author wine talk with Rose Levy Beranbaum

If you’re a person who likes to bake, even a little, you will have made a recipe created, inspired, or improved by Rose Levy Beranbaum.  Even if you’re not using one of her books.  Nearly every baking or dessert cookbook … Continue reading

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Blogging: Cheaper than a guru.

You may have noticed that there’s been radio silence on this blog for a couple of months. I took some time to decide if I wanted to keep blogging after 7+ years of putting fingers to keyboard. I was surprised … Continue reading

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Why is wine jargon “pretentious” but sports jargon isn’t?

I recently was asked to review a book about wine.  It’s actually a good one, and I’ll be blogging about it soon.  But something on the back cover — which I read after I’d already read through the book and … Continue reading

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Wine and Wagner on the 4th of July?

As I mentioned in previous posts, I read a lot of wine blogs.  And of course, I co-write this one.  But I’m strictly a novice blogger and I hope to improve.  Part of the process beyond reading is to compare … Continue reading

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Wine Watchwords for 2011

My prediction for 2011, aside from all our First Vine customers, old and new, buying a ton of wine from us 😉 is that you’ll be hearing more about biodynamic wines and sustainable and biodynamic farming. There’s a lot of … Continue reading

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