Weekly Wine Sips 47

It was a pretty fun week last week as I had the opportunity to taste through our rieslings with Staci (our winemaker) learn a number of new procedures and also practice sniffing after doing a copper drop test. I am typing up a whole bunch of notes from the past couple months and going to […]

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Weekly Wine Sips Week 46

I’m really excited to read some new books and dig into some existing ones (and yes ahem they’re related to winemaking) One early birthday present from my parents was  The Dirty Guide to Wine by Alice Feiring with Pascaline Lepeltier. It starts with a really cool bedrock map of the world, I love visuals! I’m […]

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Weekly Wine Sips 43

Topics are all over the place this week.  Just like my attention span. It’s been a week of clearing out bottles I don’t really want to drink, half consumed or that were for learning new wine regions. Although the sauvignon blanc is still mocking me in my fridge ( I haven’t learned to appreciate it […]

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Weekly Wine Sips Week 42

With International Women’s Day this week, there’s lot of pieces focusing on women in wine production, which I included below. Studying has been slow for CSW/Certified Somm but whatcha gonna do with toddlers.   Wine & Travel Urban wineries (running amok) in Washington https://vinepair.com/articles/seattle-urban-winery-guide/   Social Media Recommendations Ha. Another view on James’ Conaway’s Book. […]

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Weekly Wine Sips 41
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Weekly Wine Sips 41

(If you are unfamiliar with our newsletter, this is it! I’ve been meaning to start posting it on the blog and I’m finally doing, 41 weeks later. Ha! This actually goes out on Mondays, so if you’re desperate to read it immediately, sign up for our newsletter. This is what it is, there’s no additional […]

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A Day in the Winery as a Cellar Assistant

  Now, I am not a winemaker, but someday I hope to become one after lots of study and work. I spent last week searching online for some commercial winemaker blogs because I am desperate and hungry to learn as much practical information about winemaking as I can. One day after much hard work and […]

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A Good Wine, A Wine Without Faults

I can’t stop obsessing about defining what makes a good wine and why people drink the wines that they drink. These are two separate yet related questions. My goal is for my readers to leave with more questions rather than pretending I have all the answers.   Who defines what makes makes a wine good […]

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pH and Sulfur Dioxide: The Dynamic Duo of Winemaking

If you are making wine and could only choose two aspects to monitor, make it pH and Sulfur Dioxide.  So said my boss, the wine maker. I  nod my head yes yes as this  is only my second week of exposure to the world of winemaking, so she might as well be telling me that […]

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Winesterr One Year Anniversary. New Year New Direction

Winesterr is one year old! Originally started as a knee jerk reaction to wanting to work in a new industry. The original iteration of Winesterr as a drop ship business was a complete flop, especially after my website was hacked and I had to delete it in entirety.  Maybe it would have worked if I […]

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Wine Value vs. Wine Which is A Good Value

    It seems like all we talk about and think about many days is money. Money or price is often the way we assign values to objects, experiences, even our own sense of worth (how much we earn, what we own). Taking the pay cut to stay home during the week with my daughter […]

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