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الإكسير

Friday, December 31st, 2010

الإكسير in Arabic means al-ikseer, which is the source of the word . The essence being the of life… something alchemists have been seeking since the dawn of civilization. There may not be a magic potion that allows us to live forever, but the reality is that the of life does exist.

The basis is an engine… a thinking engine that drives sustainable development, and more specifically, the health of the world. How do you create something in which the consumption heals the body and the production heals the earth?

Think about it

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California Dreaming

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I’ve been in California for about 3 weeks now, and it’s been a vortex of amazing people, inspiring farms, and tasty elixirs. Right off the plane in San Francisco, I met a girl crazy passionate about sustainable development and permaculture with extensive experience in sustainable natural building… and she just so happens to love doing promotions. She was meeting a friend out here, who is an amazing young sustainable farmer and loves fermenting and home brewing. I really couldn’t have connected with people more aligned with my own passions… talk about synchronicity.

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How to Drink Enjoyably During a Recession?

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

With the way the economic status of America is heading, extra indulgences in life are far from being enjoyed. Amongst this is of course . As we all know is not cheap. If you are able to get a cheap bottle then drinker beware, for most of what is out there is not great quality. I have found myself drinking more South American and Australian. These wines, you are going to find affordability as well as drinkability. If you want a French or Italian then you just need to know what you are looking for.

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Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers is a collection of poems by Joseph Mills with the focal point on . It takes a true lover to be able to get inside Mills head as he takes you through the themes of Religion, Life, and Relationships. Mills approaches with wit and creativity, making this an easy, quick, enjoyable read. Thankfully, he stays away from abstract ideas, which cause the world to believe that drinkers are crazy and over analytical. It is true that we are crazy but do we really need documented proof?

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Tastevine, a new beginning for something not so new

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Image by Polifemus via Flickr

Image by Polifemus via Flickr

I’ve been cruising around the world for a year and a half now. While I know more about than I did when I started I still have been unable to quantify what I’ve learned, am I any closer to understanding ? Perhaps, but I still feel that I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface, which might be its allure.

I can differentiate the varied sections of Burgundy, but then there’s the Loire Valley and after that there is some other place or grape. Shakespeare once wrote, “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” This quote not only reminds me of my foolish roommate, but also those who decide to take wine too seriously. Don’t get me wrong a healthy enthusiasm for knowledge is great but mastery does not come when you have finished every book known to man about wine, nor after visiting ever major wine region. There are still those diamonds in the rough that make the journey through wine even more rewarding. A great example is the Tannat coming from Uruguay.

I never want to feel like I know everything there is to know about wine because then where would I go, its almost as absurd as conveying a complete understanding of life, preposterous. And while will hopefully never be able to fully explain wine, we hope that it will give its users a tool in which to explore, to let wine’s mysteries draw you in as it has me. Cheers all of you fellow quaffers. And remember to share your experiences with friends so they can share the joys too.

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