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Virgil’s four poems about farming, based on the Greek word for agriculture: georgía, γεωργία.

Garrison Sposito provided the previous background and the following citation from the Second Georgic: 70 more words

In Wine, I Now Know How Atlas Felt

The challenge of doing the fine work of dissecting the aromas and flavors of wine is also the joy.

As a non-novice wine drinker, previous attempts to describe the tasting experience were limited to whether my eyes closed and rolled back in my head when I drank a great Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, unable (or perhaps, unwilling) to describe the depth of what I drank. 363 more words

Oregon Culinary Institute

WAC 2014 Recap Series : Steven Shapin - Modernity in a Glass

The Third Edition of the International Conference Series on Wine Active Compounds, affectionately known as WAC 2014, was an overwhelming success in many regards, but most notably in the bridging of disciplines.  834 more words


Having One Foot Planted Firmly on the Slippery Slope

Ever noticed how easy it is to avoid pursuing the obvious? I’ve noticed this in life on several levels… spiritually (who am I really… 248 more words


An Aspiring Oenoligist

Although we have had our vineyards on Bozcaada for a number of years it’s only recently that I have begun to take a real interest in them . 145 more words