9/11 We Remember

Some 19 years have passed since that terrible day in September 2001. So much has changed yet today will always be a day of reflection and one of remembrance for lives lost and those forever changed. It is now a National day of Service as well thanks to the efforts of many courageous people. Personally,... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Brazilian Wines This September

  Monday, September 7th was Labor Day in the United States but it was also Independence Day in Brazil, commonly called Sete de Setembro or the  Dia Da Independência. It celebrates Brazil's Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal which occurred on September 7th, 1822. I worked with Wines of Brazil in 2019... Continue Reading →

Labor Day & Vineyard Work

Harvest Today is Labor day. According to Wikipedia, “Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.” I got a survey in the mail today asking me if I am celebrating the holiday working to organize labor, spending time with... Continue Reading →

Sunday Sips: Paterna Winery-Tuscany

A confluence of events such as National Chianti Day on Friday and an #ItalianFWT group focus on sustainability brought to mind my experiences in Arezzo years ago. Here’s a book  I worked on, called Buon Giorno Arezzo,where I wrote a chapter about wines from Arezzo  Wines from Arezzo are not that well known in the United States nor... Continue Reading →

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