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Archive | March, 2014

The Wine Collectionary

The Wine Collectionary

I don’t “get” Collectionary, a web site that is “a Dictionary of everything in the world that people collect.”  But given the number of items on the site, it could be just me.   The site is broken down into hundreds of different Collectionaries (collection + dictionary) that range from the expected – Elvis, sports […]

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Wine for Earth Day

Wine for Earth Day

Earth Day is a third March holiday with a strong wine connection.  After all, winemakers are increasingly attuned to farming sustainably, organically or biodynamically and touting their use of these techniques on the labels.  That makes it pretty easy to find wines that respect Mother Nature and restore vineyard lands.   What isn’t always so […]

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The Irish & Wine

The Irish & Wine

March 17 is certainly March’s best-known holiday – and one indelibly associated with beer.  But that’s hardly surprising.  After all, what do the Irish have to do with wine?   So glad you asked.   Their first major contribution to the wine world was actually made by the Celts, Ireland’s prehistoric people.  In about 900 BC, […]

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The Ides of March

The Ides of March

Though not a traditional holiday these days, March 15 was big for the ancient Romans, for reasons having nothing to do with Caesar’s assassination.  The day marks the Roman New Year and is the first day of spring in the Roman calendar.     As with many modern-day cultures, wine was a big part of […]

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