Why Are You Doing This? Part I - Introduction
My Answer When Someone Asks the "Why" Question
May 05 2022
Balance 03: What A Winemaker Says About "Balance"
Dave Breeden, head winemaker at Sheldrake Point Vineyards talks about "balance."
March 09 2021
Wine Is Not a Very Good "Alcohol-Delivery Vehicle"
Wine belongs with food. (There are better alternatives if you just want to get drunk.)
February 16 2021
Balance 02: At or Away from Equilibrium
Do we really want to be "in balance" all the time? Might that turn out to be a little boring?
February 08 2021
Balance 01: What is It, and Is It So Simple?
When you think about it, doesn't everything need to be in "balance?"
February 01 2021
Who Holds The Pen?
When putting anything important down on paper, pay attention to who is holding the pen.
January 01 2021
Stained Glass in the Historical Society Headquarters
As in the great cathedrals in Europe, the stained glass windows create an ethereal light in the church.
December 01 2020
Three Generations at the Golden Buck
The Saturday night prime rib has no equal.
November 01 2020
What it Means to Rely on Contract Workers
Years ago, they say, you could find local residents to help. That was then. This is now.
October 01 2020
Which Came First, the Apple or the Grape?
Neither. They both have been here forever.
September 01 2020
A Business With No Signs Is a Sign of No Business
But we have to put them on someone else's property.
August 01 2020
We Would Always Make Friends With a Raptor
How to keep the starlings and other pests from the vineyard.
July 01 2020
Babette's Feast in Watkins Glen
At Graft, the meal can be transformative.
January 01 2020
The Place Where Everyone Goes One Day
If you don't stop at the Big M Supermarket in Ovid, you need to drive at least another 30 minute to find a grocery store.
December 01 2019