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WINE SAVVY: The Components of Wine, Part 4

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 4/29/2015: The Key Components of Wine, Part IV: Tannins All grape juice is white. When I first learned this, very early on in my wine education, I was completely dumb struck. This was counter to everything that I had learned up to … Continue reading »

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Bailly Lapierre Wine Cave on the Nivernais

On one of the very hottest days on the Nivernais we were lucky to be close to the Bailly Lapierre “Crémant de Bourgogne” Wine Cave – literally in a cave! (Click here to see maps.) We parked our boat on the bank of the canal and hiked up (yes, UP, UP, and more UP) to the … Continue reading »

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Hosting a Wine Event in your Home

Would you like learn more about wine from the comfort of your own home? No problem! You can host a wine education event in your home and we can help you plan it. Here’s a link to a photo album of a recent private, in-home wine event to give you an idea of how the … Continue reading »

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Champagne Event pics up

If you aren’t on Facebook you might not have seen the pictures from the event, “What Champagne Should I Buy” so here’s the link, just in case. What Champagne Should I Buy Photo Album.

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David teaches a mini wine class on local TV

On Halloween David was featured on our local ABC affiliate’s morning show, Good Morning Northland. The day of the show was also the day that the East Coast experienced such a terrible storm and flooding. This is relevant to the video because the servers where WDIO stores their video were knocked out by the storm … Continue reading »

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Wines for Thanksgiving

“Wines for Thanksgiving: an Exploration of Alsace” went over quite well last night. The wines were well received and the food pairing was delicious. Click the image to see it a bit bigger.

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First Fundmentals Photo Finish

Here’s a few photo’s to get an idea of what the Fundamentals of Wine class entails. Click any picture to see a larger image. Think you might like to give this a try? Check out our upcoming classes page or call Dave to schedule a private party. Cheers!

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Fundamentals of Wine I ~ Proposed Menu

Wow, Chester Creek Café is going all out with food and wine pairings for tonight’s class. Here’s the proposed menu (and a sneak-peak at what wines we will be tasting): Chablis Lobster Toast Chardonnay Parisian Boudin Blanc with Shallot Butter and Cress Sauvignon Blanc Grapefruit, Shiitake, and Avocado Salad Fume Blanc Black Walnut & Potato … Continue reading »

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Sulfites in Wine – Myth, Truth and Opinion.

I’ve heard all these: “I can’t drink red wine because the sulfites give me a headache.  White is ok though.” “I can only drink good quality red wines because the sulfites give me a headache.” “The red wines last night gave me a headache, tonight I’ll have a gin instead.” “I’m allergic to sulfites.” “I … Continue reading »

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Friday Video Diversion

Sometimes the weekend can’t come soon enough. Maybe you need a little diversion before getting to today’s task. As a balm to your week long blues I offer you two funny wine videos from Paso Robles that were submitted to Wine Spectators Yearly Video Contest.  These are clever and fun and wine geeky.  Maybe you should enjoy a … Continue reading »

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