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Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Discovering A New–actually, old–Northern California Wine Country




Northern California is of course one of the best destinations in the US for wine lovers who want to visit vineyards. But the more established vineyards of Napa can give an air of slick impersonality to a winery tour…while Sonoma vineyards are a bit far flung to see too many actual locations (as opposed to […]





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Tuesday 09 December, 2014

Three Reasons Why Veneto Might Be Italy’s Most Underrated Wine Region




… And they all have the last name. It’s rare for me to find all the releases of one winery universally appealing, so don’t let it sound like a shill when I say that all three of these wines by the Bertani winery have a lot to offer–two of them at notable value. And although […]





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Wednesday 02 May, 2012

A Mighty River: Tasting and Educating on Ribera del Duero




I had a great experience this Spring taking part in the Drink Ribera campaign, getting to know Ribera del Duero Brand Ambassador and US Trade Liason April Cullom, and being able to share my own knowledge through some retail tastings. Ribera is unquestionably one of my favorite regions, both for its philosophies and its output. […]





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Sunday 15 April, 2012

Riedel Glassware: A Clear Difference




What’s in a glass? Some people, such as the wine shop that recently “tasted” wines for me in small Dixie cups, would assume not much. Others, like me, might recognize that a wine or cocktail will taste a little different in glass, crystal or plastic. Georg Riedel, on the other hand, will tell you that […]