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Etna and the power of the Contrada

The French had it figured out for centuries. Burgundy was pinot noir. White Burgundy is made with chardonnay, Sancerre with sauvignon blanc, and Vouvray with chenin blanc. Beaujolais is gamay, while Champagne is the classic blend of chardonnay, pinot noir … Continue reading

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September Newsletter

Look! I’ve started writing a newsletter! I figured that since I did it for work, why can’t I do it for my own business? So, check it out, and then subscribe if it’s something you want to see every month! … Continue reading

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VIA Italian Wine Maestro (IWM) Program

  Introducing the VIA Italian Wine Maestro Program! Want to know more about indegenous Italian grape varieties? Are you a sommelier or server in an Italian restaurant? Do you sell a lot of Italian wines? If you have answered “yes” … Continue reading

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So….What’s Next?

There haven’t been many posts as of late. Upon my return from South Africa, the studying began again in earnest as I prepared to write (yet again) the exam for Italian Wine Expert.   After the heartbreaking result of 89 … Continue reading

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Life is Short…Drink More Wine.

Hey, I know it’s been a long time. My aspirations to write a weekly blog pretty much went out the window after my last posting in…October? Life, heartache, loss and writer’s block seem to keep me off the page. My … Continue reading

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