Winged 2

Winged 2 @ #elkhornslough Graceful dinosaurs of the air #pelicans #birds

Happy 400th, Will!

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, it’s time to raise a glass to The Bard. The wine-cup is the little silver well, Where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell. “Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used.”  Iago, Othello the Moor of Venice (II. iii) “O thou invisible spirit…

Harvest Season

corkshrewd: An interesting graphic from Wine Folly about the wine harvest season.

Mustard

Mustard  Mustard – “burning wine” (lat.) “The name mustard comes from the Latin words ‘mustum ardens’ meaning  ‘burning wine’ and refers to the flavor created by the spicy heat of the crushed mustard seeds mixed with the juice of unfermented wine grapes.” source from: theenglishcrux I knew I liked mustard for a reason. –forte

Notes on Terroir

corkshrewd: An informative, albeit technical explanation of terroir, a key concept in understanding and appreciating good wine. I dig this stuff. -forté