education

sip & jot

Light and inviting but prominent, unexpected roar decided in its hue, and its ‘much ado’.  Defiant in all the right ways with its approaching ebb, fast moves and slow, all poetry tasty and aglow.  This is an offering for anyone needing meditation, a serene scene, a change from the all-too-patterned high-alc’ fire-pours.  Too much hyphenation, […]

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Chalk Hill Winery Reaction

Wineries that leave an impression deeply instruct you on your relationship with wine—  Why you love it, why you chase certain varietals and regions, and if you’re in the industry why you elected this path rather than something safe, regular, expected.  I pulled into the parking lot, after the extended visual driveway, and didn’t allow […]

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note— Charmé

I’ve always seen wine as a literary being, not so much a chemical or agricultural product.  The relationships we realize and develop with whatever wines we prefer and chase down are OURS.  Don’t just blindly follow some sommelier or critic.  Don’t let them tell you to like or dislike the character in the bottle.  Approach […]

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note

We as lovers would first educate ourselves.  If you want to take a class here and there, or get some certification, or whatever, that’s fine.  But first, we should educate ourselves.  Go get books, read them with measured embrace, take notes.. always be a student, and your own professor.  Dive into it not even head-first, […]

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