Abundant Life is Yours Now

Abundant Life is Yours Now

Last year I wrote about being single, driving around at night near the holidays, peering into every home with the lights on and wondering what life was like at that dinner table. I dreamed that mothers were helping daughters figure out life and fathers were telling...
Chapter 15

Chapter 15

Breed is the term used to describe wines that achieve classical proportions. The quality is usually elusive to describe, but you’ll know it the moment you experience it. When I arrived the next morning, I walked straight to the Managing Director office. Brenda met me...
Chapter 14

Chapter 14

Wines with breed and fitness are those rare newborns in which all elements of structure, flavor, and complexity combined to a peak of almost indescribable perfection. The blackout shades were drawn, so I had no idea what time it was when the phone rang. I didn’t so...
Chapter 13

Chapter 13

Racking is a method in wine production of moving wine from one barrel to another using gravity rather than a pump, which can be disruptive to a wine. … Wines with certain flavors may receive a heavy centrifuging, which will strip them of all character, but salvage an...
Chapter 12

Chapter 12

The best way to enjoy wine is with a friend, along with the stories that are the fragrance of life. Dinner was being served in the barrel room. I love the barrel room. I would like to live in the barrel room. The aroma of wine permeates the room, saturates the air. I...