This Saturday is the Epiphany which probably has little to do with wine except that we use the name Balthazar, one of the Magi, for a 12-liter bottle); and for the fact that a couple of our vigneron friends mark the day with a particular tradition. It sounded completely crazy when they told us about […]
When Joy Kull decided leave for Rome to study, she was in love. When she decided to work in a small winery near lake Bolsena in Lazio she fell in love. She fell in love again when she met her future husband while working at there. So, it isn’t surprising that her new winery is […]
“We’ve retired and have already made the last vintage.” Over a year ago David and I received the call from Françoise and Philippe Gourdon of Château la Tour Grise. It was the sort of news that although not completely unexpected, it did completely shake the foundation of “our home” (as Françoise calls it) in the […]
Wine director of Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge, Stephen Meuse, quietly maintains a truly unique wine blog that was an inspiration for ours. We particularly liked this entry of his and have reprinted it here with his generous permission. Hope you enjoy this taste and then head to the source for more : http://www.thewineidea.com/ EAT YOUR FRUITS […]
“The most important thing to know about my wines now is that all our work is in the vineyards!” This was the beginning of my afternoon visiting with Thierry D’Auhliac on a recent February afternoon. As we headed out of his house towards his backyard and surrounding vineyards, Thierry began to explain that his whole […]
A couple years ago while visiting growers in Beaujolais, I learned a little known fact about growing grapes there. In the northern, “cru” appellations, grapes are trained exclusively in goblet, pruned to a low bush shape, and not allowed to grow on wire trellises. I had noted this practice on previous trips but never knew […]
“To what purpose, April, do you return again?” from Spring by Edna St. Vincent Millay April 2017 marks Mise’s fifth anniversary! A surprising milestone — in the way any reminder that life moves pretty fast is surprising, disorienting — and when considered together with the recent addition of […]
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