Wine

VINUM, ET AL THE EMERALD, WINE & SPICE

Winter cuisine in my house means a constant parade of spicy concoctions – soups, stews, and goulashes made with any [...]

VINUM, ET AL: FESTIVE FIZZIES

Champagne, real Champagne from the Champagne region of France est très chère — it’s very expensive. In my experience, Champagne [...]

VINUM, ET AL: Wines, Waves, Wilderness…Weed

Wine ~ Waves ~ Wilderness.  That’s the Slogan You See on a Billboard on Highway 101 Near the Sonoma / [...]

Cannabis with Class: The Emerald Magazine’s 2nd Annual Pot Pairing

With heaping bowls of cannabis on every table, you could smell the enthusiasm of the guests in the air almost [...]

Wine Distributor Dump

A good wine list doesn’t have to be long, it just has to be, well, good. It’s a lot to [...]

Humboldt’s Craft Beverage Highlights

Humboldt County gets a lot of tourists coming to Northern California this time of year.  Many come to get away [...]

Make Mine Pink

Big, Beefy Farmer Dudes Drink Pink Wine.    I snapped this photo in Burgundy, France in a rural hamlet holding [...]

The Science of Hard Cider

Vinum, et al   The compound 4-etheyl phenol can wreak havoc on low-alcohol fermented beverages.  It’s produced by contaminant, or [...]

Cool Climate Wines

Vinum, et al Cool Climate Wines   An effect of global warming has been the emergence of new cool climate [...]