Wine 101 (Page 2)

Wine 101 is about offering and garnering knowledge for those of us non-wine snobs. It’s about debunking wine myths. And explaining what means what and why things are done a certain way in the wine world.

Do Wine Glass Shapes Matter_(Wine 103) with Pumpjack & Piddlewick

I am going to tell you a story about wine glass shapes. It’s a true story. In fact, it’s a personal experience story. The day, well, actually night, that I experienced an epiphany moment. Okay, maybe slight exaggeration, but my eyes were opened. Wine Tasting My better half (Pumpjack) wasRead More →

Want to be able to afford good wine - Start a Wine Cellar

How can one afford, let alone drink good wine year round unless you are rich? That’s easy, start a wine cellar.  And, January is the perfect month to start, whether you are having a dry month or not. January Sales are not just for sofas and washing machines. But whatRead More →

Making Wine and Quaffing the results - what it takes to be a negociant with PumpjackPiddlewick

I make no secret that Pumpjack, aka David, is my very own, personal wine maker. Am I lucky, or what?  I’ve detailed our adventures in finding a vineyard after moving here to France, as well as what’s involved in working a vineyard (read back breaking work) ~ see Our WineRead More →