Tag Archive: California

A Traditionalist’s Loss is the Modernist’s Gain – Sausal Family Closes Shop

Before I became a man of the vine, I was a graduate student in the Rutgers history program.  One of the projects that we worked on was imagining and designing a museum project. … Continue reading

Tradition on Spring Mountain – The Wines of Smith-Madrone

This past July, I was lucky enough to visit a few winemaking areas in California.  My trip stretched from Table Mountain in Santa Cruz to vineyards hidden in the trees of Mount Veeder. … Continue reading

A Sense of Time and Place – Early Purity and Elegance

Flowers in bloom are tough to come by in New Jersey this time of year.  Though it has been a mild winter, most of the shoots and growth we see thus far will… Continue reading

Organically Grown Grapes and What Else?

This entry is not intended to be an attack on the vineyard or winery practices of a particular winery, but instead an open question into the short-comings associated with listing ingredients of wine… Continue reading