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November 2006

Are We All A Bunch Of Snobs?

by David on November 28, 2006

I was skimming here and there and found this interesting post in “Life’s a Picnic”. Very enjoyable reading, but what really got my attention was Greg’s reluctance to visit a winery because he was convinced that the people would be “too serious and snobby.” And this from a foodie, if you take a look at […]

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NVWR® 30 – Christmas In Italy

by David on November 28, 2006

In this episode, our good friend, Diane DeFilipi of “Let’s Go Cook Italian” will tell us about the foods, wines and family traditions that make up a typical Italian Christmas and shares some of her favorite recipes. She and Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, are enjoying a glass of Prosecco, the sparkling wine […]

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And Now, it’s Procyanidins!

by David on November 23, 2006

So, we’ve just gotten past the resveratrol craze and realized we’d have to drink enough wine to kill us to get the benefit (although now they say it might also help to prevent strokes–stay tuned).  And now it’s procyanidins, which apparently are condensed tannins found in red wine that are thought to be beneficial to […]

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Kermit Lynch, Wine Merchant

by David on November 21, 2006

As kind of a coda to my last posting, “Alternatives to Wine Ratings” in which I suggested you find a retailer you trust, I have to give a plug to one of my very favorite wine merchants, and he’s one I’ve actually never met. Kermit Lynch has to be the best wine writer on the […]

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Alternatives To Wine Ratings?

by David on November 20, 2006

You’d think we’ve all read enough about wine ratings by now, but it’s a complex subject and everybody has an opinion. I’ve sometimes lamented that so many of us allow a small handful of powerful wine writers to tell us what to like, and therefore, to determine what sells. I wish we’d all be more […]

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Q: What Does “Estate Bottled” Mean?

by David on November 19, 2006

Question from Mark: What is the definition of “Estate Bottled”? Answer: Hi, Mark! This term confuses a lot of people. Contrary to popular belief, the word “Estate” does not necessarily signify that the winery owns the vineyard from which this wine was made. Rather, 100% of the grapes must be from vineyards owned or controlled (minimum 3-year contract or […]

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé!

by David on November 16, 2006

It’s the third Thursday of November! They’re here! Wine that was fruit on the vine a couple of months ago is bottled and ready to drink! I’ve always been dazzled by the accomplishment, probably more than the wine itself. Oh, I’ll pick up a few bottles to be sure. It’s so fruity and charming, just […]

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Ain’t Nothin’ Simple

by David on November 14, 2006

That’s what my Dad always used to say… Our growers often drop by with friends, or just to taste the latest and see what’s new. In this case, Geoff Gorsuch, our Winemaker, specifically invited a grower in to try a wine that was coming along especially well. He wanted the grower to literally taste the […]

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NVWR® 29 – Thanksgiving Traditions

by David on November 14, 2006

In this episode, Goosecross proprietor Colleen Topper and Sherry Page, owner of Culinary Getaways, trade ideas on some of their favorite Thanksgiving traditions and dishes. For more information, please contact [email protected] and for recipes, visit Colleen’s Kitchen or culinarygetaways.com We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on the purchase of Goosecross wines especially for […]

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That was the crush that was!

by David on November 10, 2006

If you’ve been checking our Harvest Calendar, you know that we’ve wrapped up the 2006 harvest by pressing the last of the Estate Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot October 20. Our Winemaker (my business partner – Geoff Gorsuch), comments “It was a rapid-fire harvest and we’re all tired, but quality looks great. Crop yields were […]

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