Wine Harvest 2015

October 12 Update In very general terms this is how things are looking: Bordeaux is shouting that 2015 may be the best since 2010 (especially on the right bank). Yields seem to be on par while the cool nights of the growing season has given optimal pH levels for many growers. Burgundy is spotty but there will be some outstanding wines made albeit in...

Celebrate Tomatoes

In late August and September our home gardens and the local farmer’s markets get flooded with great tomatoes. This is a glorious time and one that should be fully exploited. I look forward to having tomatoes each and every day when they are at their peak knowing that in a few months I just won’t be able to get them. While most pasta dishes...

Kickoff Rant

Kickoff Time! The fall sports schedule is underway and there is something for most any sports fan. The Champions League is underway in the world of soccer (aka football), American football has begun both the college and professional games, and Rugby World Cup is just days away. Of the big three fall sports you can find them on your television set with relative ease...

It’s in The Tea Leaves

Tea is the world’s most popular beverage next to water and has been consumed for nearly 5,000 years. While tea consumption in the US is slight when compared to Asia, Ireland, and the UK, 80% of all US households have tea in their cabinet. According to the Tea Association of the USA, Americans consumed more than 3.60 billion gallons of tea in 2014. About...

Chill Out – Serving Wine at Optimum Temperature

Taylor Eason is a regular contributor to BevX.com. She is a veteran wine writer and educator. Catch Taylor’s stories here and at her website, TaylorEason.com My aunt puts ice in her wine. Yes, I’m actually related to someone who carelessly commits the eighth deadly sin. Watering down a perfectly good glass of vino is like injecting an extra bass line into the perfect song...

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