Monthly Archives: October 2016

Recovering from Life with Champagne

It was truly a wonderful experience to meet Alice Paillard, daughter of Bruno – the founder of Bruno Paillard Champagnes. I have always admired their Champagnes for their tendency to over-deliver in quality, as well as Bruno himself as being … Continue reading

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Do Scores Matter in the Wine World?

This is an old topic that will really never go out of fashion. I think there should be constant discussion regarding wine scores since those factors that influence wine purchases are starting to change as Millennials, ages 21-34 become more … Continue reading

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Can’t We All Just Get Along – in the Wine World

There is so much turmoil in the Western World right now. Friends, family members, co-workers, etc. are fighting, insulting and breaking relationships possibly forever… and for what? A difference of opinion about what would make the world, France, UK or … Continue reading

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Finding the Balance between Science and Sense of Place with Wine

I like to spend one day a week going over all the wine samples I’ve been sent -and during this time of year, it is a lot of samples – in the hope that some will fill me with excitement … Continue reading

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Quality from All Points of View with Cecchi Wines

I learned a new expression in Italian during my intimate lunch with the immensely charming Andrea Cecchi: “A Tutto Tondo”. While he was explaining his family’s philosophy of their wine business in Tuscany, first started in 1893 by Andrea’s great-grandfather, … Continue reading

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The Elegant Side of Wines from Argentina

Many of us probably think of Argentina wines as being fruit forward, easy going wines that appeal to a wide range of wine drinkers. Argentina wine connoisseurs, however, know there is a lot more to this wine producing country than … Continue reading

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