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National Malbec Day

French or Argentine? When you think malbec, what country comes to mind first? Is it the malbec made popular by the Argentinians where (almost) every winery in the country has one, and it’s found everywhere on restaurant wine lists? Or, do … Continue reading

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Got Wine? Need Storage?

Sometimes we get so caught up in the wine, once we get it all home, where the heck are we going to store it? Please, not in the cupboard above the refrigerator!  That is the worst place! The basement is … Continue reading

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Pignolo Power

There are some powerful grapes in the world: by that I mean tannins that are full and bold and can sometimes have a tendency to rip your face off. Nebbiolo, Sagrantino, Touriga Nacional, just to name a few. And then … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

After two weeks away, it’s time to get back to reality.  The reality of working for a living, caring for my family, my home, yet continuing along the path of Store Manager, Wine Buyer, and now Italian Wine Ambassador. I’ve … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #5 – Languedoc

We all know how famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape is, with its GSM staple and sometimes up to the max 18 different varietals in the blend. But what about white CDP? It’s highly underrated in my books and a wine that is not … Continue reading

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