Tag Archives: Napa

Telling Our Vintage Story

The most beautiful women I have known during my 43 years on Earth have all had one thing in common: at any given time, they showed their vintage. Race, background, nationality, social and economic standing, education, sense of style were … Continue reading

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French Tradition & US Entrepreneurial Spirit Produce Holistic Wines

A lie that so many of us tell ourselves is that we are all alone, that our actions have little effect on the rest of the world, and the rest of the world has little effect on us. We take … Continue reading

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Sustainability: Meeting the Needs of the People

Faint memories of small police tanks, officers in riot gear and helicopters in the sky circling my neighborhood constantly just seem like a gritty dream that was inspired by an urban apocalyptic movie… but it was real. My first few … Continue reading

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Only as Good as One’s Community

I always get frustrated when I hear stereotypes about New York City, my home. So many times, articles that go viral on the web or stories highlighted in blockbuster movies focus on the wealthy people living luxurious lives ruthlessly stabbing … Continue reading

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Be Careful Trusting the American Palate When It Comes to American Wines

My earliest memories of drinking wine are filled with gritty pictures of downtown New York City, in the early to mid-1990s; cheap European libations being consumed over long, in-depth conversations revealing the deepest parts of our youthful souls and venting … Continue reading

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Wild Ferments: Believing That A Wine Can Be So Much More

It is not always necessary to meet the winemaker and/or owner of a winery to get a sense of what they are trying to do with their wines. But it does allow the opportunity to learn something about that person … Continue reading

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2010 Nickel & Nickel Single Vineyard Wines

Nickel & Nickel Single Vineyard tasting at Sherry-Lehmann on June 10th, 2014. Bruce Mooers, President of Nickel & Nickel, Far Niente, and EnRoute, presented us with a wonderful selection of these wineries, but as I am always trying to avoid … Continue reading

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