When one door closes…

Let us hope that the old adage holds true. After 6 months of back and forth trying to decide if I’d like to follow up my current research internship experience with a PhD in the same lab, the choice has been, at least for the moment, decided for me. The ever present financial crisis hasContinue reading “When one door closes…”

Châteauneuf-du-Pape and environs

Enjoy these photos from a recent visit to the south of France: the southern Rhône, Avignon and some of the gorgeous hill towns of Provence. The Papal Palace in Avignon View from Les Baux-de-Provence The Vineyards and Scenery as seen from the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape     The eponymous Châteauneuf… du-Pape. Châteuneuf-du-Pape vineyards, with theContinue reading “Châteauneuf-du-Pape and environs”

The art and science of high stakes

I tend to focus on the technical aspects of wine, but some recent winery visits and conversations with winemakers have gotten me wondering about the science and art of commercialization.  Commerce and marketing are always integral to winemaking, as sales allow for investment, and often the business end directs the technical decisions in the winery.Continue reading “The art and science of high stakes”