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  1. How to Pop a Champagne Cork...with a Sword!

    How to Pop a Champagne Cork...with a Sword!

    Ok, ok, there are many reasons that you should never try to "saber" (as it's called) a champagne bottle.  Just off the top of my head: it's dangerous, it's sort of silly, and since it isn't easy, you'll most likely to get a carpetful of glass shards and spilled bubbly.  Yes, logic would dictate that we always use the tentative...
  2. New San Diego Wine Law Swirls up Controversy

    New San Diego Wine Law Swirls up Controversy

    Video courtesy CBS 8 News In a move that has stirred up some controversy, a new law has passed that will allow boutique wineries producing 12,000 gallons or less to operate tasting rooms. They'll also be able to sell directly to buyers and hold events such as weddings. Winemakers and wine lovers in San Diego see this as a good...
  3. How to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

    How to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

    With the holiday season comes dinner party invitations.  And with dinner party invitations come gifts for the host.  There's no more traditional dinner party offering than a bottle of wine--and why not?  Wine is a crowd-pleaser: with it, you really don't have to worry that your hosts are smiling on the outside, but thinking on the inside, "Now what are...
  4. Interview with a Vintner

    Interview with a Vintner

    Dave Breeden discusses the art and science of winemaking from Scienceline on Vimeo. During the harvest season, I got the chance to interview New York winemaker Dave Breeden. Dave is a chemist and a philosopher who makes award-winning wines at Sheldrake Point Winery in the Finger Lakes area. The question I came to Dave with was, "Is winemaking an art...

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