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Josh Stein
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Wine or otherwise!
Not whom do you want to be.  That's the easier part, and it is derived from the answer to the first question. No, this is about what philosophy will guide your decision-making. Where I trained and learned the wine business, it was very much a from-the-top-on-down kind of environment.  Orders were given and expected to be followed.  Questions about any project turned into an inquisition.  Getting funding for any project was like pulling teeth.  An...
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Friends of ours have started a new kind of wine site, and we helped them out with some rarities in the mix.  Take a look :)

https://www.undergroundcellar.com/home/offer_detail/red-wines-with-heart
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It really isn't about the money for me; it's about the kind of person you become on each side of that "VS."  We're coming up to the third anniversary of when I declared my apprenticeship over, finally ending the hamster wheel of four jobs for most of a decade, and it's finally starting to make sense what happened when I ultimately said enough is enough.  It felt like shedding someone else's clothes for a reason.When it's every penny you...
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New blog post on "winemaker" :)
I think I finally figured out why the word "winemaker" has such weight in conversation.  I used to think it was only the connection as alchemist to "terroir," but I realized that it also stretches the other way, not just what leads up to a wine's production but also with the wines themselves.  Winemakers transcend their own mortality--they don't "die" until the last bottle is opened, their time on Earth documented in a way few others can claim.  ...
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Just right for Winter meals :)
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Generosity vs Penny-Pinching and -Chasing
It really isn't about the money for me; it's about the kind of person you become on each side of that "VS."  We're coming up to the third anniversary of when I declared my apprenticeship over, finally ending the hamster wheel of four jobs for most of a deca...
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Riverside, CA - Redlands, CA - Napa, CA - Matawan, NJ - Liverpool. UK - Eureka, CA
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