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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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Thank God for Friends – there when you need them.

I’ve been away from this blog for a bit…all good intentions to write, and then something inevitably comes up. Life has a way of kicking you when you’re down. I’m not sure if any can relate, but it seems that … Continue reading

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My Favourite Grape…

I am often asked what my favourite wine is, and my standard answer is always… “whatever is in my glass.” That may seem cliché to a lot of people, but I can never pick just one wine. There are usually … Continue reading

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What’s YOUR Favourite? – Part 2

Many of you took the time to read and comment on the lineups posted from my post earlier this week. I thank you and appreciate your comments! I loved that the choices were a little of everything. Today’s lineup will … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday- #1 Sicily

Every Wednesday is delivery day at the retail store I manage. And every Wednesday, we open at least one wine to try, maybe even two. It’s not only fun, it’s a learning tool, and whomever the part time staff is … Continue reading

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