The Lohitnavy family in Thailand believe that careful planting and modern tools and techniques can be applied in areas thought to be inhospitable to fine wine. Their GranMonte Vineyard and Winery is proving their point.
In a recent essay and book, writer and sommelier Bianca Bosker unleashed a debate in the wine blogosphere over “industrial” and “natural” wines. It’s helpful to take a stab at defining those shorthand terms without trying to settle the debate.
Collections and notes like those of original UC Davis wine professor Maynard Amerine track the evolution of the wine trade in California. The university is cataloging thousands of labels to create a searchable database to benefit historians, sommeliers and more.
Last fall I wrote a column reporting that studies show the average American had broken all of his or her New Year’s resolutions before the end of summer. It’s because the average resolution was something difficult – losing weight, calling your mother, being nicer to children, dogs and politicians and such.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s the final of these “inalienable rights” that we celebrate on New Year’s Eve. The pursuit of happiness. There are many ways to do this. Not surprisingly, they all involve wine. Here are some: