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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 […]

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 […]

Getting to the “Heart” of It

October 23, 2010 by  
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We have all found ourselves in a random conversation where someone asks the age old question, “If you got to choose, what would be your last meal?” The answer is so easy for me…stuffed artichokes! Throw in a really nice steak and I would die a happy woman. Stuffed artichokes are my favorite food that I grew […]

#Twine (Twitter + Wine)

September 3, 2010 by  
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A year ago I was one of those people. You know…the ones who scoffed at social marketing, in particular Twitter. I thought to myself, “What in the world could I possibly gain from spending my time tweeting?” Then 2 friends of mine, who I now consider social marketing gurus of a sort, sat me down […]

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 […]

Summer through Rose Colored Glasses

July 19, 2010 by  
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My very first taste of wine was a Chianti. Then I progressed to Syrahs and Cabs and Italian varietals like Nebbiolo. In fact, I don’t think I ever drank white wine until I was out of college. The truth is my big Polish and Italian Catholic family had red wine running through their veins (okay […]

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