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Infinite Variations of a Simple Pleasure

Wine is simply the fermented juice of fresh grapes, yet the variations may be infinite. Wine tasting is simple, pleasurable, fun, and can be stimulating to the mind as well as the senses, especially when pondering the diverse possibilities.

Wine flavors change according to the variety of grapes, location of the vineyard, seasonal weather conditions, grape growing methods, winemaking techniques and equipment, the age of the wine, storage conditions, the serving temperature, and even by the environmental conditions where and the context of how the wine is consumed.

Our information is directed at intelligent and meaningful understanding, hopefully presented with occasional humor and skepticism, but without commercial "spin" or arrogant pretense. Our goals are to share and spread wine appreciation while we put a cork in wine snobbery and expose dogma that is intended to promote wine sales rather than wine understanding.

We don't sell anything on his site; there's no "catch"; the very little bit of advertising you may notice helps to pay for the upkeep of the site. We simply think the planet will be healthier when more Earthlings enjoy a little wine every day.

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Jim LaMar, Editor

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