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Three Wine Regions In Chile That Excel At Great Value Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon And Carménère

How Carménère grape varieties got confused with Merlot grapes in Chile is a mystery to one of the most celebrated winemakers of that country, Marcelo Papa – who oversees Casillero del Diablo and Marques de Casa Concha lineup of wines … Continue reading

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Fate Has Midwestern Woman Lead Sonoma Winery To Next Evolution

As a little girl smelled intriguing aromas of grapes and leaves wafting in the air, her face beamed with a joyful curiosity as her parents drove her around Sonoma County and Napa Valley during harvest time for wine producers. Although … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Carved A Path For Fine Wines From Argentina

A sweet young woman walked side by side with her father, a man who had been her hero from as far back as she could remember, in vineyards that sat at almost 5,000 feet in elevation among the foothills of … Continue reading

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Distant Lands Inspire the Exploration of Truer Sense of Self

Traveling to far-flung, vastly culturally different places is challenging on many levels and at times extremely exhausting. When one lives such an already overwhelmingly challenging life trying to survive, such as I’m sure many of you do, it may seem … Continue reading

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When to Hold On and When to Let Go

I felt like I was following the pied piper walking up a country road in the region of Veneto in Italy as one spaniel dog after another appeared to faithfully trail after their master. Then, before I knew it, the … Continue reading

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Happiness is Picking Community Over Competitive Edge

Around a month ago, just before the Paso Robles masterclass kicked off here in New York City, I was able to hear the story of renowned importer Robert Haas, who passed away earlier this year, as told by Robert’s son, … Continue reading

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We Need More of This in the World

When it comes to the wine world in New York City, you never know where you will find yourself… it could be in a hole-in-the-wall space on a somewhat unsavory street or you can enter a grand space that evokes … Continue reading

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You Can’t have a Rainbow without Rain

Once we get to a certain place in our lives we sometimes find ourselves revisiting places we had once thought we would never see again. This was my experience going back to one of the most beautiful coastlines in the … Continue reading

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When You Forget About the Human Aspect

Jean-Christophe Mau’s voice was filled with shock and sadness, yet determination to find a way to survive. It was during my lunch with him back in May, a lunch that included having him talk through a cell phone, on speaker, … Continue reading

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A Life of Intention

“It is a visit of intention” said Nicole Carter, Director of Winemaking at Hess Family Wine Estates. She was talking about their mother ship winery founded by the living legend Donald Hess that was perched on Mount Veeder in Napa Valley – … Continue reading

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