What’s your favorite red wine?
My dad loved mellow Merlot.
Many people choose Cabernet Sauvignon.
If I asked Sue, she might say Cabernet Franc.
What do these three grapes have in common?
While Thierry Puzelat may have stopped “going to church,” as he put it when we visited him, he never gave up on all of his biodynamic beliefs and the insights he gained by working his Loire vineyards at Clos du Tue-Boeuf. Instead, as a “mad scientist” might, he experiments and uses what works on the land his family has worked for centuries (literally since the 15th his family has been in wine!) Continue reading
My husband is Irish on both his mom and his dad’s side. His last name Sheridan is actually anglicized version of the Irish surname O’Sirideáin (or Ó Sirideáin), which originated in Co Longford, Ireland, which translates simply to grandson or descendant of Sheridan. Some sources say it means seeker or searcher. His mom collected Belleck, the famous shamrock decorated china, and their wedding ring, now mine, was the claddagh.
Not only is his Irish heritage important to my husband and his family, but so is cooking: Continue reading
In last night’s dream, I’m caught in the Missoula Flood. In my dream, I’m a rock tumbling when the ice that dams ancient Lake Missoula breaks. At the peak, the flow rate is almost 108 million gallons per day or 13 times the Amazon River and up to 80 mph. These cataclysmic floods occurred several times during a 2,000-year period between 15,000 and 13,000 years ago.
The South African alcohol industry lost $2.5 billion Continue reading