9/11 We Remember

Some 18 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 →

INVITATION TO JOIN WINE PAIRING WEEKEND’S DISCOVERING WINES OF BRAZIL #WINEPW

This month we are heading to Brazil and just in time. This coming Saturday, September 7th, is  Brazilian Independence Day. In Portuguese, they say Dia Da Independência.  Brazil declared it's independence from Portugal on September 7th, 1822. While the biggest celebrations are of course held in Brazil, any city with a large Portuguese community hosts... Continue Reading →

Happy Bastille Day!

I have been fortunate enough to celebrate La Fête Nationale Francaise – Le Quatorze Juillet, a holiday marking the anniversary of the fall on July 14, 1789 of the Bastille, in Paris on a number of occasions. As readers of this blog know, I was a Francophile in my early life and majored in French... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Aged White Wines

Today's Monday musings is about aging white wines. During a recent class from the Vinitaly International Academy, part of our exam was to choose three Italian white varieties to watch. To me that also meant three Italian varieties that can age. My group choose our three - Garganega, Fiano and Verdicchio. In keeping with that... Continue Reading →

Happy #Lambruscoday 2019

Today is #Lambrusco day. The world of Lambrusco is fascinating and whenever I try one, I am transported back to Emilia, a region I love and where I went to graduate school. A city that should be on your radar, the whole region in fact. I've written many posts on Lambrusco which can be found... Continue Reading →

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