Category Archives: Wine

Lifelet: Labyrinth Growing

Patrick Reuter of Dominio IV wines has a long held dream of one day planting a vineyard in the shape of a labyrinth. Not just to produce a fine wine from the field blend, but a place to come walk … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Dominio IV Winery

You meet the best, most creative people in the wine industry. And you meet great families that surround these fine wine growers. One of the best is Patrick Reuter of Dominio IV winery. Along with being a fine wine maker, … Continue reading

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What could an old fart possibly know about technology?

The day started with my wonderful son-in-law sending me a reminder of how ancient a technology mariner I am. He’d found this “What if?” answer from XKCD on “If all digital data were stored on punch cards, how big would … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Benziger Family Winery

One of the mantras of Flipped Startup is “experience first, make meaning second.” I decided it was time for my colleague, David Robinson, to experience the joys of fine wine growing and biodynamics. We drove from Seattle to San Francisco in … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Oregon’s Stoller and Cristom Wineries

While ambling and shambling through the Willamette valley, it is a challenge to sort out the wonder of Oregon’s famed Pinot Noirs from the beauty of the vineyards to the grace of the tasting room experiences. Today we take a look … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Learning about fine wine at Archery Summit

One of the joys of being a wine geek is the absolute pleasure of getting behind the scenes in a winery like Archery Summit.  Over the last 13 years I’ve had the pleasure of attending several seminars at Archery Summit … Continue reading

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Lifelet: A Tour and Tasting at Beaux Freres

One of the joys of learning about wine is there is always more to learn. A great way to spend a day with friends and family is a tour of a fine wine growing winery like Beaux Freres in Oregon’s Willamette … Continue reading

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Re-energizing “working” a grape harvest

My favorite fine wine growing time of the year is the fall grape harvest, crush, and fermentation.  I shook off my fall lethargy to go spend a couple of days with my favorite wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley – Archery … Continue reading

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Graduate Students – Best Knowledge Transfer System

Way too many sleeps ago, Russ Ackoff shared that the best information retrieval system and best knowledge transfer system was the collection of graduate students that worked with him at Penn’s Wharton School. “Every morning when I come into the … Continue reading

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Shape Planting – The Dominio IV Labyrinth

On a dreary Seattle day, an intriguing invitation from Dominio IV showed up in my inbox to come plant a grape vine labyrinth near Mosier, OR at their Three Sleeps Vineyard. I checked my calendar and I had nothing planned for … Continue reading

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