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James Molesworth

December 2007

Checking Out How Other Regions Fashion Their Rhône Varieties
Posted: Dec 28, 2007 3:12pm ET
I took a rare day off yesterday, using up the last of my vacation time during this slow holiday week. I used the opportunity to spend some time with Nancy, dining out for lunch and dinner with a movie sandwiched in between.
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And to Be Fair, a Few Candy Canes as Well
Posted: Dec 26, 2007 3:21pm ET
After a few lumps of coal last week, I thought I’d turn back to being cheery and hand out a few candy canes this week. First, a candy cane to those vintners embracing an organic approach to their vineyards.
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A Few Lumps of Coal
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:17am ET
With the way this year has sped by for me, I better take a look back on 2007 now, as surely the next two weeks will go in a blink. Consider it a rant if you wish, but one 12 months in the making... Today I hand out a few lumps of coal.
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Heading Home, the Long Way
Posted: Dec 14, 2007 1:25pm ET
After spending most of the week in Chicago, it was time to finally head home. Scheduled to fly from Chicago to New York, Nancy and I had our first flight cancelled due to the weather in New York, but we managed to get on another flight heading to Westchester instead.
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Bernie Gassin: 1924–2007
Posted: Dec 8, 2007 10:32pm ET
Bernard A. Gassin never really did understand how I made a living out of writing about and drinking wine. Born in 1924, Bernie had a bit of a Depression-era mentality, and he always wanted to make sure things were OK for his family.
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To Oak or Not to Oak?
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 2:32pm ET
If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m currently making a barrel of my own Syrah , sourced from California fruit. In doing so, I’ve dealt with various issues during the harvest, sorting, crushing and fermentation.
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