There is always something new to learn about wine. What is the best temperature for serving a Chardonnay? How do you store a wine after the bottle has been opened? Does refrigerating a wine harm it? Learn tips and techniques for serving and enjoying your wine.

There are thousands of wines in the world, from the typical Cabernet and Chardonnay to the more rare Bull's Blood and Ice Wine. Learn about the countless varieties of wine - what makes each one unique, and which might become your new favorites. Expand your horizons!

Each of us has a very different set of taste buds. Some of us love spicy flavors, others prefer their food more mild. This means that the proper pairing of food and wine is individual, based on your personal likes and dislikes. We can help you in your quest.

Happy Autumn Equinox - 9/22/2017 6:31:34 PM


Autumn is a season for counting our blessings. For realizing just how much we have in life where so many others are without. It can often be easy to take things for granted. Things which millions of people desperately dream of having. By pausing for a moment, and looking around with mindfulness, we can find a new center. Begin with fresh energy.

Artwork takes us on this journey of appreciating the beauty in every day. The shimmering violet of a flower's petal. The rich glow of autumn foliage. The masterpiece of a luminous sunset.

Poetry shimmers with vision. The delicate parasol of Queen Anne's lace. The coy flirtations of a luminous moon. The charcoal tears of raindrops in dust.

Fiction draws us in to worlds which could easily be our own. A grandmother whose memories gambol and fade. A woman who relives the fears of a long-distant past. A young man who treasures every day he has left to him.

Non-Fiction invites us into a fellow traveler's world. A woman meets her adopted daughter for the first time. A brother comes to terms with the untimely passing of a beloved sister. A woman's life takes a detour which strengthens her courage. A young girl survives a tragic accident and realizes she's lucky to be alive.

We are all on this big blue marble for the fleetest of moments. A few whirls around a star and our journey is complete. There is so much to treasure in every day. There are so many fellow humans we can gently touch and lift up. If only with a smile - if only with a kind word.

Namaste.


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Sangria was created in Spain and made popular at the 1964 US World's Fair. Sangria traditionally has red wine, brandy, and fruit, and is served over ice. However, Sangria can be made in just about any style you can imagine - with white wine and even sparkling wine.

Champagne and sparkling wines are traditionally made using the Methode Champenoise, a special way of getting the sparkle in the wine. The wine goes through a second fermentation in the bottle! Champagne is perfect with sushi and strawberries.

Wine is grown in every corner of our vast world. From the classic vineyards of Champagne to the new world splendor of Chile and Argentina, from the down-under fun of Australia to the Pacific-wind-cooled stretches of Napa Valley, there is wine all around us.

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