Winemaking

Power and Agency

Your Role at this Time of Need. I don’t really know how to be anything else other than a winemaker. And at this time of year, winemaking is a 14 hour a day job. There’s a whole lot of winemakers currently harvesting grapes, pressing…
wine health

Is Wine Good For Your Health?

Our relationship with alcohol over the course of human history has been a conflicted one. In one moment, we might curse the effects of wine for having a head-ache, feeling tired and dehydrated. And in another moment, we could be reaching…
duck recipe

For the Love of Duck

Duck for me is a delicacy. The sweet, gamey, textured, pink meat and its amazing versatility makes it hard for me to ever ignore duck when it is presented to me on a menu. It’s not something I cook regularly at home and maybe that’s why…

Centuries of Refinement: The Art of Wine and Cheese Matching

The middle ages were magical times. Yes the average life expectancy may have only been 40 years of age, and every person’s survival required the hard work of a strong community, but it really was a time when people began to truly innovate. Despite…
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With a Golden Glow

First published in Alquimie, 2014. Edited version published below. Relatively unknown and often misunderstood, marsanne is a little different from other more established white grape varieties. Perceptions aside, marsanne can produce world-class…