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Sciacchetrà

Sciacchetrà

Those of you who follow my Instagram know I was doing a LOT of wine tasting in Italy recently. You also know that I got to try sciacchetrà, a sweet wine made only in the small region of Cinque Terre, on Italy’s Ligurian coast. There are so many things that make this region special, from […]

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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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Good Wine Reads

Good Wine Reads

Check out these two new wine books! The first – Cork Dork – is an utterly engaging read that is very spot-on in describing the long, winding path to becoming a sommelier. The first chapters took me right back to my early training days, and other sections served as an “Ah, right!” for remembering why I […]

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Chocolate Potato Chip Goodness

Chocolate Potato Chip Goodness

  This is short and simple today: a recipe that combines two of the best foods in the most amazing way possible. It was sent by the folks at Mark West Wines, and they recommend serving it with their Black Label Pinot Noir. Don’t blame be if you become addicted. POTATO CHIP AND SEA SALT […]

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Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

  This year’s 2016 Gift Guide features an abundance of ideas for presents that are fun, practical and, in many cases, charitable. Happy shopping!     Charm-Ing Here’s a new way to keep tabs on your glassware: these adorable magnetic charms! They are made to fit on whatever you drink from, from stemmed wine glasses […]

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