Category Archives: Dame Wine

A Burgundy Wine Producer: Surviving Tariffs, Covid And 40% Loss Of Yields

The past year and a half has been a challenging one for many across the world with waves of the tide of coronavirus shutdowns, illnesses and deaths coming and going with intervals of brief breaks that would hint at normalcy … Continue reading

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One Of The Oldest Wine Producing Countries Growing Grapes In Conflict Zones—The Reemergence Of Armenia

For many wine producers, harvesting the grapes is the most stressful time period as it can make or break the future of potential wines. Some harvests are easier than others with enough time to gather the grapes with the days … Continue reading

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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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