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Celebrating Wine, Life and Inspiring Colorful People in New York City and Beyond!

Co-Founder of Kosta Browne Wine: A Deep Crack In A Child’s Foundation Leads To A Life In The Circus, Restaurant Business And Wine World

When I heard about just a little bit of the story of Michael Browne, winemaker and co-founder of the iconic, award-winning Kosta Browne winery, who had been in the circus earlier in life, I had to jump at the chance … Continue reading

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America Showing What It Does Best

As the multitude of varied, accent-laced voices filled the air, the smell of an earthy, traditional red European wine wafted past my nose creating a sense of comfort and belonging that enveloped me like a big, worn, quilted blanket. For … Continue reading

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The Power Of An Individual Grape Shining In A Brunello Wine

My trip to the Montalcino area of Tuscany in Italy last October to visit Brunello di Montalcino producers seems like another lifetime ago. The first inklings of the coronavirus were back in December but it seemed nothing more than a … Continue reading

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A Community Preserving a Child’s Hope

When I was 16 years old, almost 30 years ago, I remember watching the video of Rodney King, a Black American construction worker, getting brutally beaten by several Los Angeles police officers after he was pulled over in his car. … Continue reading

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To Be Only Human

Animals’ simplistic wiring of only needing the basics in life can make them better partners in regards to living in harmony with Mother Nature compared to complexity of humans’ egos that can lead them astray. Human beings can get lost … Continue reading

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No Brain, No Pain

Legs paralyzed by fear, heart furiously pounding and thoughts in panic mode all told me that I could have been making one of the biggest mistakes of my life! In a nutshell, that wraps up the most overwhelming moment I … Continue reading

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A Journey Filled with Twists and Turns Can Bear Intriguing Fruit

For many, the past is something we run away from… try to change everything that was considered odd, unpopular – any outlying characteristics and those things that we couldn’t change we would try to diminish or hide. Once we get … Continue reading

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A Life of Service is a Life Fulfilled

  Every morning during my time in Montalcino, Tuscany, I awoke to the warm glow of the sun highlighting the rolling fog. It didn’t matter the time of day as the place gave a feeling of enchantment at all times … Continue reading

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Partners in Life Come in All Forms

It was a hectic day a few weeks ago when I visited the wine producer Weingut Weegmüller, as the harvest started earlier than expected in their wine region of Pfalz, Germany, but one of the family owners Gabriele Weegmüller was … Continue reading

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We Need to Listen if We Want to be Heard

The world around us is changing faster than most of us can keep up, and combined with the idea that the internet and over-saturation of news makes it all too tempting for even respectable newspapers to go for the sensational … Continue reading

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