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News update from California: my apologies for the delay in wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. I will have to admit that the fires and accompanying power outages knocked the wind right out of me for a while there. It is one thing to go on a spiritual retreat or on a vacation, leaving behind phones, computers and other worldly comforts byRead more
The spirit and hidden beauty within wine. Just imagine what mysteries are hidden in that bottle of wine. Can a wine look like it tastes, simple or complex, voluptuous, young or over the hill, conventional or biodynamic? Wine as liquid poetry and now wine as art we can drink. Discover the art within wine as uncovered by the microphotography of Dr. Sondra Barrett. Dr. Barrett,Read more
Dear friends: I would agree with you these pictures are not exactly ‘Xmass-y’ but then again nothing is exactly the way it used to be any more is it, ever since the invention of smart phones and Tweeter, magic tools which presumably permit us to stay ever so meaningfully connected with one another. Do they? In any case, call it premonitory butRead more
At The Organic Wine Company we believe that Organic growing is both the honorable past and the certain future of the wine industry. More and more people are waking up to the fact that the application of massive amounts of pesticides and chemical fertilizers are harmful to the environment public health, and their own precious bodies. This holds true for agriculture in general and for viticultureRead more
Anyone who still thinks that organic wines are ‘bad’ or as we say in French, “don’t hold the road,” it’s time to wake up and think again. As I was reflecting the other day over the fact that my very first shipment of the Domaine de La Bousquette had arrived from France into Oakland on a cold January day,Read more