Tag Archives Wine

…And Moderation

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It is of course easy to indulge a bit too much. Especially when wine is both one’s occupation and hobby. Do not get me wrong, I love my job and my hobby, but sometimes, especially when one tries to squeeze in a little too much in a short time. Reality ...

Life indulgence

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Sometimes working in the wine industry can be very demanding; long, irregular hours, physically and mentally demanding… And then, other times life is really good. The biggest part of my job is to talk to people about wine and food. And that is something I genuinely love to do. But to do it, I also need a ...

The Australian/Italian Debate

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Last week’s new addition to my grape collection was Glera and Brunello. Brunello is technically not a grape variety in its own right, it is a clone of Sangiovese, but since it is so famous and vastly different from the rest of its family, I thought it deserved a page ...

Australia is on Fire!

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No one can have missed the wildfires that are now ravaging big parts of Australia. Land, homes, life and futures have been lost, while the world does nothing but watch. It is one thing to see it online, while you are distant from it. Even for me living in Victoria, life goes on as ...

Buon Natale, or something

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Admittedly, not how I would have liked to celebrate my Christmas. I had just about gotten some Christmas cheer, when I caught a cold, a bad one… And even more fun, I have completely lost my voice. So today, Christmas day (the only day this week I am not working, mainly since my workplace ...

The Dirty Thirties and the Great Depression

I just made it through another birthday, and everyone kept congratulating me on making it into my “Dirty Thirties”, so being the geek I am, I had to look into that commonly used expression: The Dirty Thirties is an expression describing a period in the 1930s when a dust bowl hit ...