Category Archives: Joy of Wine

It’s Up To You, New York, New York

The Big Apple. Doesn’t everyone dream of going there someday, at least to see it? In five days, I will be there, but perhaps not for the reasons that one may think… I would love to see Lady Liberty up … Continue reading

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Hotel Aldobrandini 

Italy truly is a family affair. Not just in the wine business, but it seems in other areas too. Booking hotels in a foreign country can be interesting to say the least. You go by reviews, photos, and proximity to … Continue reading

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An Evening with Catena Wines

Last week, my boss and I were privileged to be two of only six guests for dinner and a tasting of some exclusive (higher-end) wines from the Bodega Catena Zapata of Argentina. Anyone who knows me, will know that Argentine … Continue reading

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Prosecco, 2017 Goals and Sparkling Wine – not necessarily in that order…

As many of us are preparing for a celebration to ring in the New Year tomorrow night, we all have our “drink of choice” to celebrate the occasion. Right now, there are thousands of bloggers writing in detail about different … Continue reading

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

With my next trip to Italy imminent, and to prep “inquiring minds” for some of the native varieties I’ll get to taste, I thought I would give a brief ‘winey’ overview of the region and the native grapes therein. Despite … Continue reading

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