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Pesticides/Herbicides/Fungicides... The traditional knowledge popularized since WWII has been that you can't live without 'em. Used in all areas of agricultural production, treatment with strong and largely experimental chemicals has been status quo. Nowadays we're beginning to realize you can't live [a full, healthy, or responsible life] with 'em.  Image Courtesy: Ethicalwine.com A recent study by the EXCELL Laboratory in Bordeaux has found pesticides or fungicides in 90% of 2009 and 2010 wines tested. Ranging from a single type of chemical compound to up to nine unique chemicals, there is damning evidence of mismanagement in the vineyard.  "Vineyards represent just 3%...

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Where better to start this blog than with the tools you'll need to enjoy it. Supplies, equipment, the ensemble, the whole shebang. I have compiled my personal list of 5 essential wine tools that are key to enjoying wine the best and simplest way.  The wine tools selection of stores like Williams Sonoma can resemble more of an arms race than a well curated group of tools. The fact of the matter is that no one needs the $120 bunny ear corkscrew, the Riedel glasses, or inert gas pouring machine to enjoy a glass of their favorite wine to the...

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