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

Individuals Give a Large Wine Company Passion

Last October, over a wine lunch in New York City, I heard a viticulturalist talk about a piece of land – a vineyard – with such an intense feeling of excitement, intrigue, and just pure unbridled passion that it was … Continue reading

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Riesling: The Things that Rock Our World are Beyond Our Imagination

Around a month ago, I participated in a virtual tasting on Twitter with #winestudio revolving around German Rieslings. I had heard from other bloggers, wine writers and wine lovers about these virtual tastings, that are usually every Tuesday between 9-10pm … Continue reading

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Finding Our Identity by Reconnecting with the Past

On a recent trip to Israel, I visited some newly planted biodynamic vineyards –the new vineyards of Recanati Winery. I had been familiar with Recanati’s wines for a long time. They were previously written about and recommended by the New … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Surrendering to Burgundy

It is not easy to plan out our lives. Sometimes we don’t realize the realities of certain things involving choosing a particular path, or other times, we don’t realize that we are capable of handling extraordinary challenges. Many US expats … Continue reading

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Brunello’s Hard Fight for Pure Sangiovese Pays Off

A while back ago I wrote a post about Sangiovese called “Can Sangiovese Stand Alone?” It was my own personal journey with this grape variety, mixed with experiences that I have had with producers of Sangiovese over the years, grappling … Continue reading

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Right Bank Bordeaux’s Legacy of Rebels

If you want to find the storybook of wine romance in Bordeaux, the Right Bank is the place to visit. Don’t get me wrong, I love Left Bank wines and the area of the Left Bank will always be one … Continue reading

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Oakville Wrote Their Future By Defining Themselves

I found it incredibly fascinating to learn more about the AVA system (American Viticultural Area) at the Oakville Master Class in New York City on November 16th. It was not only a lesson on the why, how and what in … Continue reading

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Cabernet Franc: The Forgotten Father

Recently, I greatly enjoyed participating in #CabFrancDay on Twitter.  This day was founded by Lori Budd of Dracaena Wines and it takes place on the same day each year, December 4th, for reasons that Lori illustrates in one of her … Continue reading

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Life Can Crush the Soul. Wine Reminds Us that We have One

The vital need for art is not always as apparent as more practical things in life, such as the urgency for shelter, food and water or safety. We want to teach our children to focus on those things that help … Continue reading

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Beaujolais Helped Me Right a Wrong

During major holiday seasons, I have the tendency to not only want to review the past year, but also my life. There are some memories I like to relive because they are filled with love and a sense of the … Continue reading

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