Article Archive

This is an archive page that lists all of my blog articles. It does not include the wine reviewsoriginal meme's and other wierd things I post here and there. If you would like an archive that lists everything I've ever posted, there's a blog archive on the very bottom of every page.

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Heroes of Wine: Louis Pasteur
4/16/17: Because of Louis Pasteur, one of the founding fathers of microbiology, you are able to enjoy your favorite wines and beers today.
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Jeroboams & Balthazars, Part 3: Wine Bottles of Colossal Proportions
12/25/16: The stories behind the names of the bottles sizes. Melchior, Solomon, Goliath, Melchizedek, and Midas.
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Jeroboams & Balthazars, Part 2: Wine Bottles of Biblical Proportions
12/11/16: The stories behind the names of the bottles sizes. Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Methuselah, Salmanazar, Balthazar, and Nebuchadnezzar.
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Jeroboams & Balthazars, Part 1: Wine Bottles of Typical Proportions
12/05/16: The stories behind the names of the bottles sizes. Piccolo, Chopine, Half, Jennie, Standard, Magnum, Marie-Jeanne, and Double Magnum.
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A Brief History of Market Vineyards
11/03/16: The heart of the winery and its wine is Red Mountain.
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8/07/16: It's the adult beverage pride of the country and their national drink.
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A Brief History of Lieb Cellars
07/03/16: On the North Fork of Long Island, New York
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Tarhun Returns: The Resurgence of Turkish Wine
05/08/16: It's safe to say that Turkey is the origin of wine itself, and now it's making some noise in the fine wine industry.
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The Rest Of Us: Wine Blogging Outside Of Wine Country
04/14/16: There are plenty of wine blogs by people outside of wine country. But why do we do it? How do we do it? Featuring eleven guest bloggers!
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Soil and Wine - Part 3: Roots Among Rubble
02/21/16: What the rocks and stones that you'll find in vineyards are made of.
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Soil and Wine - Part 2: Terroir and Texture
02/14/16: Is terroir real? And what does clay, silt and sand do for grapevines and wine?
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Soil and Wine - Part 1: Starstuff and Seashells
02/07/16: The creation of Earth and its connection to wine. Then volcanic soil and limestone.
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GUEST BLOG for Dracaena Wines: Daddy need to study... and blog about booze
01/13/16: Being a father, being a husband, working 40+ hours a week, studying to be a specialist... and writing a blog. It's not easy.
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Tales From The Cognac - Short Stories of the Four Great Houses
12/20/15: Martell, Rémy Martin, Hennessy and Courvoisier. Illustrated by Zach Cunningham.
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GUEST BLOG: "Why being a winemaker is awesome- or not" by Lori of Dracaena Wines 
12/3/15: There are some pretty awesome and not so awesome things about owning a winery.
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A Brief History of Matchbook Wine Company
11/5/15: What happens when an arsonist falls in love? They make beautiful wine together.
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The Harsh, Drunken Truth on Wine Trade Tastings
10/11/15: It's usually a room full of drunks being impatient because they can't get a pour at a packed table.
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Rosacea And The Wine Lover: When Passion Threatens Appearance
8/16/15: 16 million Americans are diagnosed with rosacea and you can probably double that for Americans that have it. The top flare-up trigger is red wine. So what do we do about that?
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7/07/15: Wine regions, indigenous and international grapes, and how they're doing on the market.
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7/05/15: From the Thracians, through Celtic invasion, Roman rule, Ottoman rule, and communism.
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5/10/15: There are those that are certified that believe the CSW is a joke.
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4/05/15: The discovery of diethylene glycol in Austrian wine back in 1985 rocked the wine world.
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3/08/15: The first thing I thought of when I saw the same was Stitch from Disney's Lilo & Stitch.
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2/19/15: The second half of this two-parter covers grape concentrate for coloring, wine manipulating machinery, and formulating wine to get high scores
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2/15/15: In the age of technology, information and marketing virtually everything is "improved" upon. Even wine.
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1/8/15: Germany, Sekt, Krimsekt, Crimea, Ukraine, Soviet Champagne, England, India, Tasmania, Brazil
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12/5/14: How the Guadalupe Valley winery became #1 in Mexico.
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11/5/14: Lambrusco, Prosecco, Asti, Charmat method, partial fermentation, Brachetto, United States of America, Sparkling Catawba, Australia, Sparkling Shiraz, Franciacorta
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10/8/14: Limoux, Champagne, methode champenoise, Cremant and Cava
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9/10/14: So who should you NOT take wine advice from?
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8/13/14: Learn about the different grains and potatoes used in spirits and what each one has to offer in vodka and whisky.
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7/9/14: All about the history and current wines of Mexico
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7/2/14: The wine that toasted the Declaration of Independence
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6/18/14: This is what your wine guy thinks of your sulfite kick but won't tell you.
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6/4/14: Aglianico is an old-ass grape. It's been with us since the early days of civilization so it's seen some things.
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5/21/14: Let me tell you about a grape called Barbera.
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5/7/14: Everything you need to know about the science of wine chemistry. Also, what you don't need to know.
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4/23/14: Expanding your association vocabulary and enhancing you olfactory memory
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4/16/14: How I became a Certified Specialist of Wine and how you can too
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4/9/14: Ten years later, Miles might be on the side of Merlot and scoffing at his beloved Pinot Noir
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