Category Archives: Appreciation

Anna de Codorníu Announces SHARE Partnership

Many casual wine drinkers are unaware of how much the wine world actually does for and gives to charities. I think it is in their nature on several levels. Winemakers are about producing a product that is supposed to enhance … Continue reading

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Wining For a Good Cause – The Jimmy Fund

  Raise Your Glass for Jimmy presented by the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston   Beer and wine tasting event is Friday, Oct. 2   The sixth annual Raise Your Glass for Jimmy presented by the Jimmy Fund Council … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes – #WBC15

During the third week of August almost 300 wine bloggers from around the U.S. converged on the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York (what NYC’ers call anything north of the city). They were there for the eighth annual Wine … Continue reading

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Red Bubbles for Valentine’s Day

Many people believe Valentine’s Day is no more than a Hallmark card holiday, invented by the greeting card and confections industries. There is some real history to the sentiments of the day. The infographic below (attribute: History Channel) lays it … Continue reading

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Not the Same Old White Wines

My Boston Wine Expo Guest Blog:

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Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day Two

Before the start of day two I did forget to mention some of the other wines we tasted at Fox Run Vineyards. Arctic Fox – Cayuga grape, refreshing, leaning towards the sweet side. Not a complex wine. Enjoyable citrus and … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day One

The Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York was officially declared an American Viticulture Area in 1982, though records of commercial winemaking go back to the early 19th century. Located 4.5 hours north of New York City and 6 hours … Continue reading

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WARREN WINIARSKI’S WINE AMONG “101 OBJECTS THAT MADE AMERICA”

My friend Michael Wangbickler of Balzac Communications sent out a press release that is so exciting for the American wine world that I want to reprint it in its entirety, unaltered: Napa, CA – October 29, 2013 – Smithsonian Magazine, the … Continue reading

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Before there were wine bloggers there was Nathan Chroman

Before Jancis wrote her big book, The Oxford Companion to Wine, before Kevin Zraly took his position as Wine Director at Windows on the World, before Steven Spurrier instigated (or perpetrated upon the French) the American wine defining moment of … Continue reading

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Ribera del Duero. Drink Ribera. Drink Spain.

Many wine drinkers are familiar with Tempranillo as Spain’s most prolifically grown noble grape. Often people confuse Rioja and Tempranillo as being the same thing but Tempranillo is the grape variety and Rioja is one of Spain’s largest wine producing … Continue reading

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