Corks Can Live Long After the Wine Is Gone

Being an ecologically minded consumer just isn’t about the vineyard.  It seems that the wine industry is betting on consumers wanting and appreciating grapes grown in a prescribed manner that allows for designations such as: sustainable, Biodynamic, green, organic or...

Toasting Should Not Be Taken For Granted

My first exposure to the seriousness of “toasting” came from my time in the U.S. Navy.  The protocol and etiquette of toasting is even written in manuals; everything from the hierarchy of what and whom to toast to, when to stand and even how to pass the...