Monday musing: Wine Cooperatives

Today’s Monday musing is about the place of cooperatives in the wine space. The photo above is of the growers at La Clavesana a cooperative in Piedmont that makes an amazing Dolcetto. For many years I have pondered cooperatives and their reputation and like many others I have set them in a separate category and... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Wine Samples Policy

Today's musings are about receiving wine samples and how to declare that they are samples. These pictures are of bottles that I put together when I make my wines. Sometimes I out labels on them but often I do not. If I give them to someone, I declare it's home made. These are my Super-Teaneck... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Aged White Wines

Today's Monday musings is about aging white wines. During a recent class from the Vinitaly International Academy, part of our exam was to choose three Italian white varieties to watch. To me that also meant three Italian varieties that can age. My group choose our three - Garganega, Fiano and Verdicchio. In keeping with that... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Drinking Average Wine

Monday musings today are about what to drink on different occasions and why wine professionals must be well-versed in mass market wines. This past weekend at my college reunion I was confronted with the usual challenge - drink average wine or switch to something else, in this instance average beer. While it usually is a... Continue Reading →

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