Archive for January, 2009

The Ancient Greeks Appreciated Moderated Wine Consumption

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

I now need to dust off my ancient Greek texts, in particular, The Odyssey, where wine is a constant presence in the work.  This, and other facts about ancient Greek life and its relationship to wine, is explored in the following article by Alexander Nazaryan.

2 clever articles on wine snobbery

Friday, January 30th, 2009

One from the Freakonomics blog on being able (or unable) to distinguish a fine bottle of wine from an unfine bottle when tasted without knowing which came from what at Harvard in the Society of Fellows, and the other generally humorous and sarcastically written way to fool wine snobs into thinking that you walk among them as an equal.

Wine tasting data point of the day

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

From Portfolio, 3 identical wines poured from the same bottle to groups of judges – how did the judges judge?

Constellation opens world’s largest winery solar energy system

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Why we love the sun – it makes the grapes grow and will power half the energy needs of Constellation’s facility in Gonzales, CA.

Argentinian Malbec gets a second glance

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

I’m really excited by the Malbec wines make from Argentina.  So too is the WSJ, and there is a fairly in-depth account of the producers and explosive growth of this delicious import from this past weekend’s Journal:

Malbec Beckons – Heed the Call