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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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 New Crush on an Old Grape

August 9, 2010 by  
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Every now and then, I taste a wine that is so unique and makes such an impression on my senses that I find myself wanting to run through the streets, spreading the vino gospel (at least to the folks willing to hear me ramble). Wines of this nature are a simple love/hate thing for me. As soon as […]

An Evening with Andy Schweiger

May 20, 2010 by  
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As I bustle around the wine bar making final preparations for our winemaker dinner, I notice a man entering through the front doors carrying a cumbersome box (full of wine) and smiling from ear to ear. Before he has a chance to set down the box and get settled in, I am already greeting him, as […]

Discovering Zin

April 7, 2010 by  
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I am a shameless fan of Zinfandel! It all began with my twin sister, who considers herself the unofficial “Ambassador of Zin”. Anyone who knows her has heard her speak of the plight of Zinfandel, which she believes is an unappreciated grape, deserving of greater recognition among the general populace of wine drinkers. The truth […]

My Recent Love Affair

April 7, 2010 by  
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My Recent Love Affair (For: AquaCabana Magazine) The best part of my job running a wine bar, besides meeting some of the coolest people in Vegas, is tasting wines from all over the world. Every week I discover a new wine that has me shouting from the rooftops, “This is the new wine love of […]