Climate Change Top Of Mind

These past four or five days I can literally think of nothing else but climate change. That makes sense since it is Climate Week in New York. I've followed some of their webinars and the tone while fascinating is also terrifying about where we are now. Every story on the news, every wine discussion I... Continue Reading →

Thirsty Thursday: Maker’s Mark

Every so often I reach for something in my glass that's not wine. Usually that means an Italian digestif - Amaro, Mirto, Limoncello maybe even a beer and very rarely Scotch. But drinking Bourbon is really out of character. That is since I'm an adult. I believe as a teen Bourbon was the source of... 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 →

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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