What do the numbers 42 and 1500 have in common?

The ratings game bites me again. I don’t know, maybe I’ve been at this for too long. It will soon be 40 years since I sipped my first serious bottle of wine, and no it wasn’t Mateus; that came about … Continue reading

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Buyer beware….

A month or so ago, I ran across an article on “The Top Ten Most Irritating and Ingenuous Wine Terms”. ¬†While I could certainly add a few of my own, I thought I’d share the original list (in the author’s … Continue reading

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An All-Star Cast

One of the things I like best about the wine industry is being surrounded by creative, passionate people. Often this means working with the vintners, winemakers, cellar-masters, and vineyard managers, but there’s another often-overlooked group who deserve a lot more … Continue reading

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Thom Jefferson would be proud…

Timing, as they say , is everything. ¬†Thomas Jefferson may have been a couple of centuries too early when he tried his hand at planting Bordeaux varietals in the Virginia countryside, but wow has Rutger de Vink nailed it! I … Continue reading

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Beyond Blueberries…

A few months back, I mentioned a Food & Wine Festival I attended in Kennebunkport, Maine and the standout wine of the event. There were a number of great wines from around the globe being poured, but the one that … Continue reading

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