Month: August 2004

Wine For A Crowd

A "how-to" guide for selecting wine for a party.
Selecting wines for a catered event does not have to be stress provoking. There are some guidelines that can make this aspect of planning an event easy, even for a “non-wine” person. The key is to remember that a party is supposed to be fun, not

Syrah: Local Characteristics Influence Grape Quality And Flavor

A review of some California and Australian Syrahs/Shiraz.
Few things are more important than location when creating wine. A distance of just a few hundred feet can have a profound effect on grape quality and flavors because of changes in the soil and weather conditions. The influence of climate, altitude, geology and sun exposure is