Monthly Archives: November 2012

I’m Thankful For … Thomas Fogarty Wines

At this holiday season, the kind of wines I am most thankful for are those made by dedicated, small producers in relatively tiny quantities based on particular, distinctive vineyard sites. One that I visited in recent months that not only fills this bill but also makes the kind of food friendly wines that are ideal for the holidays is Thomas Fogarty Winery. Continue reading

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The End of Wine Corks?

Wine is a delicate product, affected by the temperature it is stored at, and very much affected by how much oxygen gets into the wine during production, bottling and/or via the closure used on the bottle. It can also be contaminated by organic compounds that are introduced to the bottle through the cork. Continue reading

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