17 Sep

Bottle Punt

By Gus Clemens

We all know punt is what a football team does when it fears it cannot make first down on fourth down, but what’s the deal with that dimple in bottom of a bottle (officially called a “punt” or a “kick up”)? Read More

12 Sep

Bottle Colors

By Gus Clemens

Ninety-nine bottles of wine on the wall, ninety-nine bottles of wine. Take one down, pass it around, ninety-eight bottles of wine on the wall.

If there are that many bottles, chances are very good they are different shapes and colors. Why? Read More

03 Sep

Avoiding Wine Embarrassment

By Gus Clemens

Those of us who prefer wine imagine we are superior to people who enjoy spirits or beer.

It does not reflect well on us, but it has been true since Greeks spread wine culture seven millennia ago. The disposition to be obnoxious about our chosen libation is part of our cultural DNA. Read More