Archive for October, 2009

Can wine take the heat?

6 October 2009
By Tom Mansell
Can wine take the heat?

Since my contribution to PALATE PRESS, I have developed a nice working relationship with my editor for the piece, Arthur Przebinda of winesooth.com. Over the weekend, he contacted me about an experiment he had performed looking at the temperature in wine shipping containers left in hot conditions. He wrote up the experiment for winebusiness.com,...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Miscellaneous | 2 Comments »

This post is for the birds.

2 October 2009
By Tom Mansell
This post is for the birds.

This is another cross-post. It’s a piece I wrote up for The New York Cork Report about the odd and interesting ways that growers protect their grapes from bird depredation. Check it out here: Bird Management at Harvest Time
Read more »

Posted in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Wait, isn't wine good for you?

1 October 2009
By Tom Mansell

Today’s post is a link to my monthly contribution to PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine. It seems like every day you see or hear of a new study about the “health benefits” of wine consumption. For example, this month’s Wine Spectator has a headline that claims that wine improves Tuscan women’s sex lives....
Read more »

Posted in Miscellaneous | No Comments »