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Your Summer Wines: Spanish Whites

Your Summer Wines: Spanish Whites

  Quick: what’s your go-to summer wine? If you said sauvignon blanc, you’re not alone. With its crisp feel and bright, citrus flavors, it is the perfect summer sipper. However, It might be time to broaden your horizons. I’m thinking specifically of Spanish wines, thanks to a couple of samples sent to me from Vintae, […]

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Picking Your Summer Red

Picking Your Summer Red

Despite my tepid feelings about the wines we tasted, I probably would have enjoyed most of them with a burger or freshly grilled steak as an accompaniment.  That’s a testament to the power of food and wine pairing!   But really, there’s no big trick to finding the right summertime red.  It’s just a matter […]

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It's Summertime and the Drinkin' is Fine...

It’s Summertime and the Drinkin’ is Fine…

It’s not news that summer is white wine season.  But there are lots of red wines that deserve get some summer lovin’ as well.   That was the theme of a tasting held at Armonk Wine & Spirits a few days ago, and my friend Susan & I (aka the Amateur & the Pro) were […]

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Wines of Summer:  Picks from the Pro and Amateur

Wines of Summer: Picks from the Pro and Amateur

The recent portfolio tasting of a New York distributor seemed the perfect occasion to find some terrific summertime wines.  But why just offer my opinion?  I asked my friend Susan, the Amateur, to join me (the Pro.)    Our goal was to taste, talk about and take notes on as many white and rosé wines […]

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