Monthly Archives: March 2012

On the cheap

“If you want to make a small fortune in the wine industry, start with a large one.” The essence of that truism, that wine growing and making can be ARE a money-consuming endeavor, can be applied to the hobbyist. Essential, specialty, … Continue reading

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The Goblet Project: Training the head

Over the past year, I’ve been visiting the Arroyo Grande Valley to work on a video project. I was collaborating with Doug Timewell, who grows Zinfandel and Petite Sirah on head-trained vines and makes wines under his Toucan Wines label. … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Citrus wine

I intended to make this a sparkling wine. Despite my attempts to preserve some yeast activity and add a dosage at the time of bottling, I was not very successful. The wine is still. Aromatically, the wine smells a bit … Continue reading

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