Posts filed under: Fine Wine

What’s really happening in the California wine scene?

There is a sea of wine out there from California. There is also a sea of difference between the two main schools of thought that most brands fall under. On one hand, you have big multi-billion dollar corporations scooping up […]

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Sip & Spin: EVS Cellars “Windblown”/M83 “Junk”

I’m guilty. Truth be told, I’m guilty to the tenth degree for judging books by their covers. How often do we do this in other areas of our life? People. Cars. At the grocery store. In a wine isle. Flipping […]

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Sip & Spin: Alpha Omega II/London Grammar “If You Wait”

Yesterday I had a crazy experience. I had a winemaker come in before noon to show me some new wines. (This is a normal part of the wine business as it’s good to be exposed to as many different wines […]

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Sip & Spin: Wind Gap “Soif”/Tame Impala “Currents”

I wonder who the first kid was to pick up an old plastic milk crate and throw his records in it. There’s a good chance that there were some brand new vinyl crates being sold out in the marketplace that […]

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Champagne’s grow-ers and show-ers: small family estates vs. big-money marketing

The time has come again for us to look into the eyes of a new year. It just seemed like yesterday we were making resolutions, reflecting on how short life really is, making black eyed pea soup, and popping some […]

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The day I die, I want have zero wine left and 100 worn out records

There’s nothing quite like the rush of finding a rare wine for the cellar, or getting your hands on a collectable record. Much like wine (obviously) in the vintage vinyl world, finding some wax that is still unopened will bring even more cash… AND […]

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Alloy Wine Works: Perfect For Sensitive Environments

I have three women in my life. One is 33, one is 3, and the other is 1.5. If I could name a favorite pastime of ours (being Houston natives), it would be going to the Miller Outdoor Theatre. If you’ve […]

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Tim Thornhill: A True Visionary On Authentic Sustainability

John Wayne was known and loved for his tough exterior, beliefs, and a seemingly-unbreakable spirit. At times if you watch his movies, you’ll see a tiny grin that gives hint to the heart he had and what he stood for. He even […]

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Why You Should Make Friends At Your Local Wine Shop

Ever had an amazing wine while you were out at dinner, but later couldn’t seem to find it at the store? The reasons for this can be complex – or perplexing – but the main reason is this: supply and […]

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Windows on the World

As a young and hungry wine student, the first book I was recommended to read was, Kevin Zraly’s “Windows on the World”. It is a well rounded (and easy to comprehend) book about the entire world of fine wine. As […]

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