Posts tagged Wine

Barrel Samples

If you have ever been wine tasting, you may have had a chance to taste wines right out of the barrel.  It’s a lot of fun.  I have been lucky to taste wines out of the barrel several times. At …






City Winery in Chicago

Part of any good entrepreneurial ecosystem is the depth of it.  By depth, I mean the mom and pop shops that populate the city where the ecosystem is located.  Those mom and pops give it character.  Last night my wife …






Christmas Glogg

Scandinavians live in a cold climate.  This time of year, they don’t see the sun a lot.  I think it’s one of the reasons they eat so much lutefisk.   Makes em know they are alive.  But, to turn a …






Whine at the White House

Today, the White House decided not to list the wines and vintages served at state dinners. Too bad. I understand that they are sensitive because sometimes they serve pretty expensive stuff there and they don’t want to seem out of …






Was 1991 A Very Good Year?

My oldest daughter is turning 21 this year. Before she goes back to school, we decided to have a small 21st birthday party for her. In my family, we like wine. I used to collect it. I still have a …






Pitfalls of Big Government

It is customary to decry the role of big government in our lives these days. Government invades virtually every space of our life, influencing choices, and slowly eating away at freedom. Surely, most people understand that there are unintended consequences …






Would You Like Spam With that Fine Bordeaux?

Wine is an experience good – it is very difficult to assess quality without actually trying the good yourself. For such products expert ratings can play an important role in guiding our purchases. I recently had occasion to compare ratings …