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Biodynamic, Diet, Healthy, Histamine, Safe Wine, Sulfites -

Sulfites are a big subject of discussion in the wine world. While they're essential to winemaking and give wine its shelf life, they're demonized for wine related headaches to rashes, shortness of breath and a range of other ailments.  It's commonly thought that sulfites are the primary cause of headaches when drinking wine. This may be true for a tiny percentage of people but it's been largely disproven. Tannins, Alcohol, Latent Histamine  and even the placebo effect are all more likely culprits.  The truth is that the jury is still out on the total health effects of sulfites. They're used in...

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$30, biodynamic, Bordeaux, Casa Wallace, Deals, Gavi, Monferrato Rosso, Organic, Peybonhommes, Quintessence, spring, summer, Tenuta San Pietro -

Here's a fascinating article from Bloomberg Markets Magazine. The article explores Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, the the world's most expensive wine maker and Biodynamic property. The Burgundy Chateau is world renowned for astounding wine prices, low yields, and other worldly quality. Bottles fetch north of $15,000 and some older vintages can call for $1,000-$2,000 an OUNCE.  All of the hysteria around Romanee-Conti stems from their quality; truthful expressions of terroir, obsessive grape selection, intentionally low yields, and stringent biodynamic farming principles simply make for the best wines.  While not all of them fetch $15,000 per bottle, one thing that Biodynamic vineyards have...

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allegretti, beef, Chili, pairing, red, spring, winter -

This winter has been a wild one! From heaps of snow in the North East, Thunder Snow in Midwest, and near freezing temperatures in downtown Los Angeles, it’s been nasty one! Spring is here but winter's trying to hold on. Let's nip it in the bud with our family's favorite chilly weather chili!  This is one of my favorite recipes from my Grandmother, "Grammy". It's a snap to make, tastes better every day, and pairs beautifully with our Allegretti Rosso da Tavola from Chianti! A match made in Heaven and Italy Ingreditents: 1-1.5 Pounds Ground Beef 2 Cans Dark Kidney...

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Buy this stuff, chiller, Corkscrew, decanter, glass, pump, tasting, Tools, under $20, vacu, Wine Tools -

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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Our team of typewriter monkeys are hard at work pounding away at their keyboards. We've recently cut them back their wine stipend to (hopefully) improve efficiency!

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