One of the nice aspects of writing a column for a daily newspaper is the interplay that results with readers.
We in the wine world lost a giant of a man last month. Robert Mondavi, whose name became synonymous with California wines, died May 16 at his lovely home in Yountville, on the northern tier of the Napa Valley, at age 94.
Looking for a way to entertain friends and give them good information at the same time? No, this does not involve Tupperware, Oprah's Big Give or a chain letter. I'm suggesting a wine-tasting party. Wine-tasting parties can be fun, if managed properly. And your guests will leave your house saying things like, "I never knew zinfandel could be red," or "Wow, I sure was fooled by that $7 merlot." Holding such a social event requires ...
In last month's column I described some of the most popular red wine grapes and the wines they produce. This month we're taking on white wine grapes. So, pour yourself a glass of chardonnay and read on.
"Now, just what is 'merlot' anyway?"
Writing about wine is a dirty job. But, somebody has to stand up and embrace the responsibility.
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