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Carolyn Moore
Baltimore and Salisbury Maryland
Stories and wine factoids from a wino and his step-daughter
Interests: Wine, Cooking, Baseball, Jimmy Buffet, Traveling
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On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, My Mom, Tim (the wino) and I took a day trip to Philadelphia. The three of us spent the day sampling and shopping for food in the Italian market. The last stop of the day was Parc restaurant located off of Rittenhouse Square.I saw that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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At the Salisbury Wine Festival I tried a twist on the beloved oyster shooter. A decscrition and review follows! Friday's Creek "Trimiette", D.L Jardines "Texas Champagne" hot sauce, and a raw oyster were the ingredients that made up, this twist on the oyster shooter (The oyster shooter ingredients) The white... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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Last night before going out, I was faced with a conundrum. What to drink for the night? I had half a bottle of Boordy Wassail (a German style mulled wine), lemon flavored vodka, and Tang powder. The combination was great! After I put the vodka in the Wassail it tasted... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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The first Wino and I Know business card was a bit of a fail... I am so excited for the new and improved version to ship from vistaprint! Let me know what you think! The new and improved business card! With a picture of the Wino (Tim) and the I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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Me with the star of the Salisbury Wine Festival Below is an excerpt about the wine festival in the Salisbury University newspaper, the flyer! By:Diana Dwyer and Justin Odenhal "Do you know where the wine is,” slurred one already-overindulged participant at the Autumn Wine Festival wobbling in front of a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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... in reference to wine. (The man on the right is sweating just thinking about lifting his glass and toasting his friend) The word “toast,” meaning a wish of good health. "Toasting"started in ancient Rome, a piece of toasted bread was dropped into wine. I do not know how a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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A portrait of the Boordy landscape, painted by my neighbor Mr. Herb. I framed the picture with Boordy corks attached by hot glue. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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Friday August 6th my dad and I went to Boordy Vineyards, where I have a great Summer internship! We went for the Saturday night concert. Jimmi Smooth and The Hit Time band were playing some rockin Motown Music. Unfortunately it started to rain pretty hard during the concert. My dad... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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(This man's sense of smell is not the best) Since wine tasting is essentially wine smelling, women tend to be better wine testers because women, particularly of reproductive ages, have a better sense of smell than men. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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If the colour is Dark red: say, “Mmm, yes I love those dark red fruits with a slight cedery spice underneath.” Or a lighter red: “Do you get that almost sweet/sour cherry? Charming.” Sauvignon Blanc: “This is great. I could kill for an oyster.” Chenin: “I love Chenin, it’s a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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A 200-year-old vintage from Bordeaux set a new world record when it was sold on Tuesday for $117,000 The 1811 Chateau d'Yquem, once likened to “liquefied crème brûlée" by American wine critic Robert Parker, is now the most valuable bottle of white wine in the world. The wine that was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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There are more merlot grapes planted in the world than any other red or white grapes. Merlot is widely panted France’s Bordeaux region. Merlot has eclipsed the cabernet sauvignon grape in popularity, the grape with which merlot is commonly blended. In recent years, Merlot has enjoyed a explosion in popularity,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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More than 35 percent of men agree that knowledge and passion about wine makes a member of the opposite sex more attractive. Watch out men.... 81 percent of women disagree that wine knowledge and passion make someone more attractive. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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Muscat is the ancestor from which all grapes are descended, and the only one to taste like grapes when it’s a wine. When the muscat grape is used to make wine in Italy the ending result is the highly popular Moscado. Please refer to the "Musing about Muscat , Muscadelle,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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The sugar content in grapes is measured in Brix. The level of Brix of grapes is an indicator of the potential alcohol content of the finished wine. If all the sugars are fermented into alcohol, dividing the Brix level in half will indicate the approximate alcohol content of the finished... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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This is happening because of a phenomenon known as the "Angel's Share." What is the angel's share you may ask... The angel's share is the portion of wine or spirits that is lost to evaporation during aging in oak barrles. Why does this happen? In climates with higher levels of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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(Wine Bottles Maturing) Spirits are made from a base product like wheat, vegetables or fruit. A process that is carried out day after day in distilleries around the world, producing the exact same product each time. The variation lies in the recipe of each distillery and the aging process. Wine... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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(Eurocave, the Cadillac of wine coolers, that recreates the conditions in a wine cave) Tips for storing wine: Keep it in a cool place. Looking at anything between 50-60 degrees, but just as important is that the temperature is constant. So even if you can’t get something super cold, rather... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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(A bottle of wine from 1934 believed to be from Hitler's collection) I wonder if it is still good? One of the things that makes wine stand out in the world of beverages is its ability to age and develop. To taste a living thing formed by the elements 30... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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Swimming in beer can be a reality if you are in Austria. The Starkenburg brewery, which as brewed beer since 1810 offers patrons a beer pool experience in their spas converted from old brewing vats. Each spa or vat holds 5,000 gallons of a beer water mixture that is heated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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Beer is made via fermentation. Fermentation involves bacteria eating yeast cells and defecating. Therefore, beer is bacterial excrement. The bacterial excrement, that occurs when yeast cells eat sugar, is what causes the bubbles or carbonation in beer. (A close up artistic picture of "Beer Bubbles") Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
France reclaims top spot in global wine industry: study Source: AFP Secondary Source: Buffalo Trace Jan 12th France reclaimed its position as the world's leading wine producer last year after losing the top spot to Italy in 2009, according to a study released Tuesday by wine and spirits trade show... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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Scottish Spirits is testing out canned whiskey in South America. They believe that whiskey drinkers would rather transport their whiskey in cans rather than larger bottles. As a college student I can say that having alcohol in small transportable disposable containers is nice. The canned whiskey holds 8 shots and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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When taking the wire casing (cage) off a a champagne cork the coiled part of the wire will turn 6.5 times Why 6 turns? In the early days of champagne production a lot of bottles were lost due to the corks popping off. Moet Chandon did some experimenting and discovered... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Wino and I Know
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Different levels of toasting barrels contribute to a range of flavors in the finished wine. Heavy toast contributes roasted, smoky aromas of coffee, and persistence of flavor. Medium plus toast imparts coffee, pepper, tobacco, smoke flavors. Untoasted American oak imparts vanilla and coconut flavours, light toast spices, brioche, fresh almond... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Wino and I Know