The little rivulets of wine that roll down the inside of your glass after a wine has been swirled are called legs in the United States. The Spanish call them tears; the Germans, church window. Some wine drinkers look for great legs, falsely believing that nicely shaped legs (really??) portend great flavor. In fact, legs are a complex phenomenon related to the rate at which liquids evaporate and the differences in surface tension between water and the wine’s alcohol contents/ Legs have nothing to do with greatness.
With wine, there is very little meaningful information one can deduce by looking at the legs.
Author Linda Lee Kane
Linda L. Kane MA in Education, PPS, School Psychologist, and Learning Disability Specialist, is the author of Death on the Vine, Chilled to the Bones and The Black Madonna. She lives with her husband, three dogs, one bird, and eight horses in California.
The sky is bigger, the ground harder, the freshly grown produce amazing, and the people diversified where I live in sunny, make it very sunny, Fresno, California.
We moved here with little to no expectations except to move back to our hometown of Huntington Beach within 5 years. Thirty-nine years later we have grown to love our home in the San Joaquin Valley, the people, and the opportunities that were afforded us. I was able to receive a masters’ degree and work at a local college.
Today I write and edit, paint, play with my two grandchildren, my three dogs, ride my Saddlebred horses and drive my Hackney pony and enjoy life to the fullest.
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Death on the Vine
Just before high school graduation, Daisy Murphy returns home from a football game and finds her mother standing over her abusive boyfriend’s body—holding a bloody hammer. In the aftermath, Daisy flees her home and eventually establishes a new life as an expert winemaker in the Central Valley of California. But as hard as she tries to get away from her past, the effects of that horrible night travel with her.
Detective Jake Frisco has unearthed a murder at the vineyard where Daisy is employed as the winery’s expert winemaker. It doesn’t take long to discover that Daisy is haunted by her past and carries a heavy burden. It seems that possible involvement in an unsolved murder is part of her life’s baggage. Does this put Daisy at the top of the suspect’s list? Can he put aside his growing feelings for her and follow the leads in the case, even if they take him straight to her as the murderer?
Can Daisy finally face her past and trust that the truth she offers the Detective will be enough to save her? Will she find the courage to ask for a future beyond the sorrow of her youth—a future filled with love and self-worth?
That sounds like an interesting book. I didn't know that about wine.ReplyDelete
The amount of research I had to do to really understand the complexity of making wine is mind blowing. The type of soil, the type of vines, the varying wine barrels, oak or steel, and the people that grow the wine are just as complex.Delete
story sounds really thrilling my friend!ReplyDelete
liked the introduction of author ,eight horses oh i am envious
Any one who knows me knows I love my horses, dogs, cats, birds, and I use to volunteer at the Zoo and at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. All gave me an interesting prospective on varying animals and people who care for them.Delete
Sounds very interesting! Would love to find out the ending!ReplyDelete
It was fun researching and writing Death on the Vine, the ending is quite a surprise.Delete
Linda Lee, sounds like both your life in Fresno and your book are good:)ReplyDelete
Like Daisy, I was taken away from a beautiful place and did end up in Inglewood. I think many books have a little bit if not more of the author's life. I am fortunate to have survived my upbringing and to have lived the last forty years in Fresno.Delete
Interesting. I'm a huge fan of wine...ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, you are going to love this book! There is so much information about wine makeing, and the counterfeiting that goes on...you will be amazed!Delete
Interesting stuff! Good luck with the book - it sounds great!ReplyDelete
After a few hiccups in the editing process Death on the Vine turned out to be something I am quite proud of. I loved researching books on wine, the history of where different vines came from and found their way to the United States.Delete
Interesting post, I didn't know it was known as legs. All the best with the book!ReplyDelete
Thank you Janet. Hopefully you'll pick up a copy of Death on the Vine and get more information on the wine biz. All the best!Delete
That's so interesting - I never knew they were called legs. The book sounds fascinating. Love the idea of it having to do with wind.ReplyDelete