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My Summer French Wine Journey Begins

Originally posted on ROCKIN RED BLOG:
I have been enjoying the beauty of wine for a couple of decades. However, my knowledge and taste buds regarding French wine are lacking.…

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Waffels” for dinner, rum for breakfast: eating and boozing in Iceland in 1809!

So instead of environmental disaster or creepy deaths, this morning in the archives I found something that you can file in the “epic awesome” category. Today I was browsing travelogues, … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth Panorama: Grape harvest, Shea Wine Cellars, Newberg, Oregon.

This is kind of an unusual Earth Panorama post, as it’s not scenery-heavy, but I found it very interesting. These are workers sorting grapes and preparing to put them into … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Decider speaks: my (fictional) conversation with George W. Bush.

Last night I had a dream about George W. Bush. I dreamed that I was at his presidential library–which in reality is called the George W. Bush Presidential Center–and happened … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Breathing new life into Croatian wine. [Guest post by Robert Horvat.]

By Robert Horvat The accession of Croatia in the middle of last year was an important step in the integration of the smaller nations of Europe to the European Union. It … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

Earth Panorama: Another Byzantine cave church, Cappadocia, Turkey.

This amazing medieval church, dating from the 10th century, is carved from stone in Cappadocia, an ancient Byzantine province. The church is known in Turkish as “Üzümlü Kilise,” or the … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

It started with a bad glass of wine: the St. Scholastica Day riots.

Six hundred and fifty-nine years ago today, on February 10, 1355, two Oxford University students, Walter Spryngeheuse and Roger de Chesterfield, went down to a local pub, called the Swindlestock … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Earth Panorama: Jesuitenschlösse hillside winery, Merzhausen, Germany.

This lush hillside winery is on the grounds of a Jesuit manor house built in 1666 in Merzhausen, Germany, in the region of Alsace. Although we know for a fact … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Belle Pente Winery vineyards, Carlton, Oregon.

This lovely panoramic view from 360cities.net of a hillside strewn with trees and grapevines is located near Carlton, Oregon, and is the home of Belle Pente Winery. The Willamette Valley, … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

The environmental history of German wine: the amazing chronicle of Dr. Karl Müller.

If you know anything about wine, you’re well aware that it’s a creation that’s extraordinarily dependent on its environment. The difference between a good wine and a bad one usually … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 2 Comments
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