Author Archive for Maggie

Maggie’s Wine Has a New Home

Cheers!

When I started this blog I discounted the fact that in Oklahoma, by law, I’m not allowed to receive samples. It was expensive for hubby and I to buy wine and find that I really didn’t like it enough to…

Bordeaux: Nine Minutes of Hail – Grapes, Leaves and Bark of the Vines Stripped Leaving Broken Sticks

Vicomte de Roquefeuil in his Vineyards at Chateau du Castelneau - Entre-Deux Mers
Photo Credit: Louise Flanagan

Bordeaux has undoubtedly seen some heavy hail in its many centuries of grape growing. In 2003 and 2009 hail damage sent insurance costs soaring. About a week ago, nine minutes of hail stripped grapes, leaves and even the bark of…

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