Barolo & Barbaresco: Where the Nebbia and Nebbiolo Hang

Barolo & Barbaresco: Where the Nebbia and Nebbiolo Hang — — — — — New: See Rascal’s Travels: Hail Cesare in Piemonte at: http://rascalspalate.com/?p=21 — — — — — Heading east from Villefranche-Sur-Mer on the French Riviera, we left the comforting pleasure of the local Rosés to drive through the Italian…

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Increasing Your Wine Knowledge: A Ten Step Program

Increase Your Wine Knowledge: A Ten Step Program I recently saw an article that addressed this issue, but for beer. It was on the website www.accidentalhedonist.com. I decided to compose the following list with the necessary modifications making it applicable to people that want to increase their wine knowledge. Like many…

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Write-Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – August 1, 2009

Write-Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – August 1, 2009 TEXSOM & DrinkLocalWine: Excellent wine two-fer in Dallas in mid-August By Kim Pierce Mid-August is an excellent time to polish your wine creds with two back-to-back conferences. www.DrinkLocalWine.com hosts a one-day conference 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 with…

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Lineage of the Blanc du Bois Grape

Lineage of the Blanc du Bois Grape Following my previous blog on harvesting the  Blanc du Bois at Union Chappel Vineyards in Fulshear, Texas, “Ronebofh” on the LiveJournal wine community (http://community.livejournal.com/wine) requested some additional information on the hybrid lineage of Blanc du Bois (see above). This is an interesting grape with…

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Why Celebrate Texas Independence with a Glass of French Champagne?

Why Celebrate Texas Independence with a Glass of French Champagne? Texas history is rife with tales and legends. At times, it is hard to know the difference between historical fact and its embellishments. One such legend is of the “Yellow Rose of Texas”; but just the same, it has become…

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