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October 2007

NVWR® 54 – Harvest 2007 Recap

by David on October 30, 2007

Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, takes a look back at the 2007 growing season and harvest. Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 20% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for […]

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Let the Batonnage Begin!

by David on October 29, 2007

The 2007 Estate Chardonnay is dry, barreled up, and today begins the batonnage (See video). But, before we can talk about batonnage, we’d better talk about aging the wine “sur lie”. If you read a basic winemaking text, it will usually advise you to get the wine off the dead yeast cells and grape solids […]

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NVWR® 53 – Are These Wine Gadgets Worth It?

by David on October 16, 2007

In this episode we take a look at some of the gadgets you can get if you look through the Wine Enthusiast catalogue or search online. There are lots of options, some with modest claims and others quite bold. Enjoy a glass of wine as David Topper, Goosecross Proprietor, Jeff Booth of Pepi-Booth Consulting, Tim […]

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Creative Marketing

by David on October 15, 2007

My eyes opened wide when I read this entry in winemarketer.com: “We are currently in the process of opening our winery. We will be selling beer while we wait for our first run to age. Should I try building web presence for the wine in the meantime????” Of course, we’ve all heard that it takes […]

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Get Real

by David on October 14, 2007

So, I was going off on the ratings system again in a recent post. Actually, it was this rant in the CityBeat blog about the ratings guide called “justwinepoints” that got me started again. I don’t like to call anything “dumb” but, as I’ve said before, I do believe these folks are misguided in the […]

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Fun with SimVin

by David on October 7, 2007

For those of you listened to our Napa Valley Wine Radio episode on what it takes to start a vineyard or winery, or if you’re one of the many who has that occasional fantasy, you can literally play it out in a somewhat addictive game called SimVin. I learned about this courtesy of Tom Wark […]

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It seems hardly a day goes by without a reference to the green movement. And for those of us who follow agricultural news, there’s a story on biodynamic farming nearly every week. What’s it all about? Is it voodoo farming with its special preparations and practices or is it a sound approach to sustainable farming? […]

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I Can’t Keep Up With This, Either

by David on October 1, 2007

OK, how many of you have purchased a wine because you liked the label or because the packaging made the wine look more expensive than it was? I know I have. With the ridiculous and ever-increasing number of choices we have, you have to make a selection one way or another, right? And then others […]

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