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Hamming It Up With Tommy Darden

A chapter on Virginia ham from ‘Norton Wine: Walking Off To Look For America’, set for publication in June, 2016. When in the advance planning-stages of this trip—which took about twenty minutes including bathroom breaks—I determined to write about some … Continue reading

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I Am a Master of Bordeaux, 2016

I may never be able to tack that coveted MW onto my name; I may never wear an MS badge in my lapel and I may never be a Certified Specialist of Wine (which I would have to spell out … Continue reading

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Monticello: Uncle Tom’s Mansion

When you do the math, slavery was legal in Virginia for longer than it has been illegal.  The ‘peculiar institution’ was such a defining force in the history of the state that even today, scar tissue is everywhere. The exploitation … Continue reading

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The Jinx Fragment, Chapter 3

An excerpt from Chapter 3 of ‘The Jinx Fragment’ Follow the link at the end if you want more… Chapter 3:  The Jinx Fragment Carmilla struggled past the screen door of the drafty old house on Auden, holding it open … Continue reading

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Chrysalis Vineyard: Hey, Hey, You, You—Lay Off of McCloud

Taking a brief sabbatical from my sabbatical, here’s a chapter from ‘Norton Wine: Walking Off To Look For America’… Back stories are the lifeblood of any literary journey, and like Lewis and Clark—whose epic river trek in 1804 was commissioned … Continue reading

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‘The Jinx Fragment’: Chapter 2

…I’m taking a brief sabbatical from Intoxicology Report to write a pair of wine books.  ‘Norton Wine: Walking Off To Look For America’, a book about a genuine native American varietal that can, in its best incarnation, rival vitis vinifera.  … Continue reading

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Unnatural Detroit, Naturally

…I’m taking a brief sabbatical from Intoxicology Report to write a pair of wine books.  ‘Norton Wine: Walking Off To Look For America’, a book about a genuine native American varietal that can, in its best incarnation, rival vitis vinifera.  … Continue reading

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