Exploring Yountville California, America’s most beautiful town

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Yountville is truly an inspiring town. It has dozens of iconic and wonderful restaurants (Bouchon, the French Laundry, Botega, Ad Hoc, Bistro Jeanty) it is also incredibly scenic and pretty. So many flowers and trees, and the smell of bakery, perfume, and wine. Just a glorious town and one of the most heavenly places on earth.

Ernest Gallo – Raising Our Glasses In A Tribute

His legend, unbeatable. His reputation, peerless. His name, household. His gift, wine. Ernest Gallo, the man behind so many bottles and vines, passed away on March 6, 2007. Living to a ripe old age, he was only a few weeks shy of his 98th birthday.

The Blaggers Guide to the Internet- Brewriana

I love getting freebies, anything will do. If its free I have a hard time resisting temptation not to accept, even if its total rubbish! As a result of this, I spend a great deal of my time on the net, actively hunting them down. When I started, it was for entirely different reasons, mainly that I begrudged paying my monthly Internet bill to AOL for my access. I came upon a plan to offset the ongoing cost by trying to get the most out of it and try my hand at getting loads of bargains and items for little or no price. Now, I have it down to a fine art, and nowadays I could not do without it! Here for the first time ever, I will reveal my secrets of what you have to do to get yourself some quality goodies from the web, without it costing hardly anything, and blogging your way around the various companies for unadvertised stuff!

Choosing Wine

Have you ever decided to buy a bottle of wine, only to find yourself in the wine section later on, with either a panic beginning to grip you (if you’re prone to panic) or a catatonic state descending upon you (if you’re prone to catatonia)? I have. The word “wine” is cruelly deceiving, as those four letters must suffice to describe every single beverage made from fermented grapes

A Short History Of Wine

Humans have been making wine for over 8000 years. It is believed that the first wines were from the Neolithic period and that the first winemakers were women, as the Neolithic cultures were matriarchal. More recently though (get date), we give credit to the ancient Greeks for dispersing the vine throughout their area of influence

Vine Clones And Rootstock At Lafond Vineyards

In the late 19th century European vineyards began dying and for a while it looked like curtains for the wine business, and then, somebody noticed that a native vine in the US seemed impervious to the disease. Why not graft this resistant rootstock to European vines? The disease was called Phylloxera and the vineyards of France were saved.

How To Take Your Wine Tasting Club To The Next Level

Building and maintaining membership in your wine tasting club can be a challenge. Here are ideas that will make your group’s membership numbers explode!

A History Of Absinthe And Its Tools

The extensive works and studies involving the mysterious drink absinthe does little to contain the rumors and bad press that surrounds the green fairy and the essence of thujone that it contained. For a item to be so controversial and steeped in mystery Absinthe sure has a strong famous presence in World History.

The Effects Of Alcohol

The word “alcohol” generally refers to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol or (older) spirits of wine. Ethanol is a strong-smelling, colorless, volatile liquid formed by the fermentation of sugars. It also often refers to any beverage that contains ethanol.

BYOB – Changing the Definition

The notion of Bring Your Own Bottle isn’t limited to social gatherings and get-togethers; spreading its grape seed it has spilled out into the restaurant industry, causing people to look differently at those they go to dinner with. While people were once concerned with keeping company of someone polite, nicely dressed, and with no affinity for chewing with an open mouth, these days, it’s not who’s on your arm that matters, it’s what’s in your bottle.

How To Mix A Martini Like James Bond

James Bond is well known for his fondness for vodka martinis, shaken, not stirred. But in Casino Royale, the most recent 007 film, he orders something different, a fact that has proved unpopular with a small number of Bond fans.

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