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What Five Wine Questions Would You Ask Me?

One of the many things I love about what I do on the internet, in print, and face-to-face? Answer wine questions! Bring. Them. On. Sure, I enjoy hobnobbing with my industry pals/geeks and getting really esoteric. But I also delight in fielding queries from people outside of the industry. I dig enthusiastic wine drinkers who [More]

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Wine Resolutions and Goals for 2018

Kicking off 2018 by sharing my wine resolutions. Since I don’t have a whole lotta fitness goals (insert “fittin’ this” donut/pizza/burrito in my mouth joke), I’ll focus on my vocation and passion. You’ll find promises (to myself and, well, to you) on the latest episode of Snacky Tunes. I’m back! I’d love for you to listen [More]

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Crémant is Your Sparkling Wine for the Holidays

Ok, sparkling wine is a year-round delight, but let’s not kid ourselves. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, it’s high season for bubbles. So I want to highlight a range of French sparkling wines that, once you know the name, you’re going to get something good and not too expensive. So remember this: Crémant. It’s [More]

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How to Survive Crowded Wine Tastings

As an anxious person, I worry about a lot of things. Even wine tastings. But I want you to relax, to chill. Just keep in mind that when go to some big event like “The Freakiest Wine Grapes” or “Around the World in 8,00o Bottles” or “Mega-Zinful Blowout” (BTW, I made up all those names), be prepared for crowds, lots [More]

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There Are Shower Beers But Are There Shower Wines?

Tis the season for the shower beer. The perfectly refreshing brew to have while cooling off in the shower. It’s especially relevant for me, as I live in a sweltering Brooklyn apartment with no AC. The best way to reduce my body’s core temperature is a cold shower and an icy beer. This got me thinking. [More]

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My New Wine Segment on the Snacky Tunes Podcast

  I’m a huge fan of the podcast that talks about food and talks about music, Snacky Tunes. So I was absolutely delighted when asked to submit a monthy wine segment for the show. And my first one is now available! I focus on red wines you can chill and enjoy all summer long. So dig learning about [More]

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Best Wine Travel Destinations on Snacky Tunes

Had the pleasure of being a guest on Snacky Tunes again, the most excellent podcast where the talk is about food AND the talk is about music. I was there to discuss Wine Enthusiast’s 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2017. Of those top ten spots I have visited five. Though I confess when I went to London I [More]

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Talking Wine at Restaurants on Snacky Tunes

What a treat to be on Snacky Tunes, the excellent radio show where the talk is about food and music. I was there with Wine Enthusiast Food Editor Nils Bernstein to go behind the scenes on America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2016. Snacky Tunes Episode 261 Wine Enthusiast Magazine and Startchild & The New Romantic So what do we discuss with hosts Darin and [More]

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