Corks or Screwcaps?

Corks or Screwcaps?

Corks or Screwcaps? Corks or screwcaps? Haven’t we all read or heard of the pros and cons for each?  After all, we know there is a serious need to severely regard the oxidation process. In essence, the romance of the cork is giving way to the more sterile (in...
Do glasses make a difference to the wine?

Do glasses make a difference to the wine?

Do glasses make a difference to the wine? Once upon a time, it was fashionable to drink bubbly from a shallow, bowl-shaped glass called a ‘Coup’, reputedly to have been modelled on Marie Antoinette’s left breast. Then science stepped in and revealed...
Grapes Ripen, Are Harvested, and Made Into Wine

Grapes Ripen, Are Harvested, and Made Into Wine

Grapes Ripen, Are Harvested, and Made Into Wine Grapes ripen, are harvested, and made into wine. Then comes the awkward part, how to sell the stuff? This exercise is compounded by ever-increasing competition in the market place so how does one manage to elevate...
Mark’s Cellar Chat | April 2021

Mark’s Cellar Chat | April 2021

Mark’s Cellar Chat | April 2021 In April 1995  our valley had a visit from a group of winemakers from the southern Rhone valley, specifically,  the Cotè du Luberon bordering Provence in France. Being mindful that their forefathers had contributed to the...