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The Irish & Wine

The Irish & Wine

March 17 is certainly March’s best-known holiday – and one indelibly associated with beer.  But that’s hardly surprising.  After all, what do the Irish have to do with wine?   So glad you asked.   Their first major contribution to the wine world was actually made by the Celts, Ireland’s prehistoric people.  In about 900 BC, […]

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The Ides of March

The Ides of March

Though not a traditional holiday these days, March 15 was big for the ancient Romans, for reasons having nothing to do with Caesar’s assassination.  The day marks the Roman New Year and is the first day of spring in the Roman calendar.     As with many modern-day cultures, wine was a big part of […]

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Shoe Shine Wine

Shoe Shine Wine

Before even knowing what he wanted to do in the wine business, Eric Cohen formed Justice Grace Vineyards, which became the umbrella company for Shoe Shine Wine.   Though the wine part of the business may not have been fully formed, the intent of the business was clear.  “The words ‘Justice’ and ‘Grace’ say much about […]

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