Wine Wednesday: Cabernet Franc from Old Westminster Winery in Maryland

This Wine Wednesday is dedicated to a wine I received as part of the #winestudio month-long discovery of the Maryland winery Old Westminster. The winery is part of the Carroll Wine Trail. This is my first experience with a wine from Maryland and I must admit it has been quite thrilling. First let's a word... Continue Reading →

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Monday Musings: Wine Education

My Monday musing is about wine education and it's importance to the industry and to me personally. I finally got around to taking my French Wine Scholar exam today. It was a long time in the making. I had been signed up and continued paying my extension for years. This time though, I actually really... Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's day. My dad is so many things and has taught me so much about everything but this is a wine blog so this is the story of how my dad introduced me to the world of wine. It started when I was young and he made wine in the basement with our neighbor... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Vinarstvo Rebula

Today's wine of the week hails from Slovenia. I was gifted this red sparkling wine made from what they call Teran, a local variety, last year at the American Wine Society conference by Martina Rebula. The family farm is called Rebula.  The farm Rebula dates back to 1900. This family run farm is managed by ... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Tasting Events

Today's post is about tasting events. Everyday of the week in New York City, you can go to an amazing event. The problem however is when do you get your other work done if you are out at an event. My new strategy is to choose wisely and well and try to attend a few... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Pinot Noir From Stoller Family Estate

May is here and it’s Oregon Wine Month. I am reposting this one about Stoller for Wine Wednesday. I can’t wait to try more of their wines when they return on Monday for Oregon Wine Trail NYC.

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Today’s post for Wine Wednesday is all about the Stoller Family Estate Vineyards. I had the good fortune to visit this vineyard two summers ago as part of the Society of Wine Educators conference in August. As you might know from reading my blog, I fell in love with Oregon as a state and the wines in general. I have written a lot about their Chardonnay wines but the Pinot Noirs captivated me as well. I think I was more surprised by the Chardonnay which I hadn’t expected to like as much as I did while the Pinot Noir came with very high expectations.

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My first job in the United States after 15 years in Italy was as a wine salesperson in New York. I didn’t last too long on the street but I was introduced for the first time to Oregon Pinot Noir. We sold one from a company…

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