People who love Irish whiskey, one of the most popular distilled spirits in the world, claim it has a perfume of its own. That is not coincidence.
It's right around the corner! You know, the holiday that's the result of a great commercial conspiracy involving candy makers and the greeting card industry.
As I prowl the swamp that is the internet, I stumble on the occasional odd but interesting fact about the world of wine.
The world of wine is crammed with stories. Stories of great creativity, strong personalities and the collision of consumer tastes and marketing - all those aspects and more.
OK, we've gone from goblins to gobblin' ... as in gobblin' Thanksgiving turkey.
Ask someone about wines from the Southern Hemisphere and I'll bet the topic will be juice from Australia, New Zealand or even South Africa.
Warren Johnson is back, and so is his great little book, "Georgia's Wineries and Vineyards: A Wine Lover's Guide."
Greg Crumley used to construct houses. Now he constructs wines, very good wines.
Yep, we're in the dog days of summer. Soon, however, we'll be in the Dawg Days of fall and all will be well with the world.
I like weird white wines such as picpoul, gewurztraminer, viognier, petit manseng and albarino.
Summer is a mere 20 days away. Time to start thinking about hot-weather quaffing.
With apologies to every poet who ever lived:
OK, so I've finally convinced you not to cower and snivel when somebody asks, "Hey, you got any wine here?" "Here," of course, being your own abode.
"Oh, my, this is a nice Riesling," declared one of our dinner guests. "Where did you get it? Is it expensive?"
Ever hear of "wine diamonds?"
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