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My favorite rosés this year

My favorite rosés this year

It would be quite impossible to include every rosé I love in one article, simply because there are more well-made wines in this category than ever before.   For a wine lover like myself, this is really exciting.  This year I set a new goal this of trying as many...

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What’s Wine Got to Do With It?

What’s Wine Got to Do With It?

Ever since I left the corporate world and my day job, I have gotten into the habit of asking myself the question “why do I do what I do?” on a regular basis.  The reason I finally started working for myself was, after all, that I felt I needed a bigger purpose...

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Gaga for Baga

Gaga for Baga

I always champion for the underdog, and while I certainly enjoy my share of Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons, there is nothing that thrills me more when I have wonderful and surprising tasing experiences with grapes that are less popular. It's as if...

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Sherry: Still a Wine Trying to Be Understood

Sherry: Still a Wine Trying to Be Understood

To me, there’s no wine that screams or tastes like of ‘a sense of place’ more than sherry does.  From the first sip, this fascinating with from the town of Jerez in the region of Andalusia, brings me back to Spain to a vibrant tapas bar of people who are enjoying...

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Greek Rice Bowl with a Creamy Yogurt-Dill Dressing

Greek Rice Bowl with a Creamy Yogurt-Dill Dressing

I've had a love for Greek food ever since spending several summers in the Greek island of Skiathos during my teenage years. My sister worked and lived there for over a decade, and my niece and nephew are half Greek, so I guess you could say I have a close connection...

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Wine Review: Vina Godeval Godello Cepas Vellas 2016

Wine Review: Vina Godeval Godello Cepas Vellas 2016

White wine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spain. This is the land of oak- heavy Riojas and high alcohol Garnacha, and of course there is Cava… but there are several interesting white varietals worth checking out that can produce...

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Querciabella: A fairy tale come true

Querciabella: A fairy tale come true

"It must be nice telling fairytales," a winemaker told me while I was in Tuscany earlier this month when I tried to explain that you can farm vines and grow grapes successfully without using manure to feed the soil.  I was on a business trip for Vegan Wines and as...

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