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The Love Affair Continues…

November 28, 2011 by  
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In 2010 I had the pleasure of writing an article called My Recent Love Affair, which explored my blossoming infatuation with Spanish wines. Well that small crush continues to grow and once again I find myself cradling a glass of Spanish wine and musing about how I love thee – let me count the ways.  […]

Wine and Friendship – The Perfect Pairing

November 22, 2011 by  
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My wine glass, no matter the time of year, always favors a bold red wine that I can enjoy on its own or paired with the perfect bite of food. One of my favorites is Vietti 2008 Barbera d’Asti, which a friend of mine has a habit of showing up with when he stops by for a visit. I […]

Sweet Dreams: Two Hands “For Love or Money”

May 8, 2011 by  
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I admit it. I have an outrageous sweet tooth. No matter how I may protest, mumbling things about watching my weight and being healthy, I am incapable of resisting the temptation of something sweet. I dream about cakes, cookies, pastries, tarts and all things sugary. Interestingly enough, it is rare that I enjoy a sweet […]

Trefethen – A Wine Pairing Experience

April 9, 2011 by  
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Sometimes I wonder how anyone could not be absolutely crazy about food and wine, especially when the two come together in the perfect setting. I was having this thought the other evening as I sat on the patio of my friends’ home enjoying a lovely wine tasting hosted by Hailey Trefethen, of Trefethen Family Vineyards. […]

Smitten with Tzimmukin

February 14, 2011 by  
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I never get tired of discovering new wines. Anticipation of the journey an unopened bottle might take me on is always hopeful, and if I am lucky on a particular day, the destination is divine. Case in point: K1 Tzimmukin Adelaide Hills 2006 by Geoff Hardy. I knew this Shiraz/Cabernet would be assertive and layered with […]

Venturing “Off the Strip”

January 27, 2011 by  
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Ever since I moved to Las Vegas I have had friends and neighbors telling me about the restaurants and local spots they love to frequent. Usually the same restaurant names come up again and again. I tell myself that I need to make time to check them out but too often a few places slip […]

A Destined Pairing

January 3, 2011 by  
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Sometimes a meal and a wine come together in a way that seems destined. When reflecting upon memories of the pairing, one might find it hard to imagine the two without each other. These experiences are usually impossible to recreate because part of the pleasure is the spontaneity of the flavors and aromas coming together […]

A Thousand Miles From Home at Christmas

December 20, 2010 by  
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I haven’t gone home to my Mom’s for Christmas in three years. Usually I am working through the holidays or spending time with other family, all of whom are scattered throughout the country. Everything that is Christmas to me is because of the traditions that my mother created. This year I was finally heading home […]

By Popular Demand…Pumpkin Torte!

November 27, 2010 by  
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This year marked the second Thanksgiving that I gathered with my friends here in Vegas to celebrate and be grateful. Okay, who I am kidding? We gather to eat, drink and play games. The entire day is a pot luck extravaganza, including highlights such as Laura and Lisa’s bacon-wrapped dates, Chris’ amazing pork loin, and […]

A Farewell Letter

November 13, 2010 by  
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Last week I said goodbye to a place that has been my home for over two years…Grape Vegas. I moved my life and my love across the country to run this cool little wine bar and I had no idea that it would become a virtual vortex, as we loved to say, attracting some of […]

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