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A 411 On Pivots In Wine

A 411 On Pivots In Wine

With all the twists, turns and plot twists 2020 has brought us, it might even be mistaken that it is solely this year responsible for the changing dynamics within the world of wine itself. It really isn’t. And while much of that exact world is in...

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My Favorite Neighbor 2016

My Favorite Neighbor 2016

Full disclosure, I bought my first bottle of Booker Vineyard’s “My Favorite Neighbor 2016” because of the label(s).  The artwork on the label showed several of the winemaker’s Paso Robles neighbors. HOWEVER, the second and third times I purchased...

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WTF Wine Talks Fragrance: A Game

WTF Wine Talks Fragrance: A Game

A little rose petal florality.   An expressive, pictorial description, right? Is it a wine description or perfume description? When you first get into wine and read wine descriptions — whether that means from the bottle label directly, from...

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Limited Wine Release Alert: Reborn

Limited Wine Release Alert: Reborn

I am super excited to have received a sample the limited release wine from Reborn. This is a collaboration with Tank Garage Winery and Chicago based artist D. White II (@dwhite.original).  Reborn partnership was established to support The Simple...

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3 Wine Regions Summarized – TV Binge Edition

We each have our own individualized ways of action and activity which help us power through less-than-pleasant times. It isn’t always just one activity. One day you might curl up next to a good book, another day you might garden and on another day...

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Brown Liquor: The Cognac Connection

Consumers have clear (or cloudy) memories around a category of spirit (liquor) that endear them, swear them off, or limit their uses. Circa 1998 in my twenties a woman my age stated, “I don’t drink brown liquor.” Maturing, self-awareness, and exposure brought me back to gin, tequila and opened me up to search more spirits. After all it was not the spirit that was the issue. Today, my grown-up exploration brings me to back cognac.

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