Vineyard & Wine Expert Visits Chinook

One of the instructors from the Mira Costa College Wine Technology Program, a well respected grape and wine expert from this area, came to visit this morning.  Pete Anderson and another friend who makes wine toured the vineyard and we had...
9-11-2010, The USS Halsey departure

9-11-2010, The USS Halsey departure

This Blog posting today has nothing to do with wine or grapes, except perhaps to be thankful for the freedom to pursue our dream because we live in America.  Norm’s son, Matt, is a Petty Officer E-8 in the U.S. Navy, the chief medical officer...

Tiered Winery Ordinance Law Suit & Injunction

As reported by our Vineyard Association’s General Counsel, this morning the California Superior Court posted a lawsuit filed on 3 September by the “San Diego Citizenry Group” (SDCG) against the County of San Diego requesting that the Tiered Winery...
New Data on Alcohol and Breast Cancer Show Link Is Complex

New Data on Alcohol and Breast Cancer Show Link Is Complex

I thought this posting by another writer in the Wine Spectator, was timely and excellent.  Timely because my dear friend Ann L’Heureux passed 5 years ago last week of breast cancer.Two new studies find that multiple factors are involved when it comes...

The Trailers & Toys

Norm has a trailer fetish.  He is always admiring various sorts of utility trailers, and already has quite a collection.He has a Teardrop Travel Trailer that he built 35 years ago, which is how we met in 2004.  But that’s another story, I also have a...
The Chemistry of Grapes and Wine

The Chemistry of Grapes and Wine

This is not a treatise on the chemistry of testing grapes and wine, but more of a litany of complaints on our limitations regarding this aspect of the process.  As I have often mentioned, if I’d known there was so much chemistry involved in wine making, I...