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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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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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Rare Native Wine Grapes of France

I’m a wine geek. I fully admit this and I’m actually quite proud of it. I love weird and wonderful grape varieties, especially Italian ones. There are however, a few from France that I was able to taste at Vinitaly … Continue reading

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VINITALY and the City

Verona is in full buzz mode now with likely an extra 150,000 people in town for the annual VinItaly wine festival. And this is the 50th year, so it’s even more special and exciting. The Piazzas are full, and it’s … Continue reading

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