Monday Musings: Cooperatives Still Don’t Get the Recognition They Deserve

Today's Monday musing is about the place of cooperatives in the wine space. The photo above is of the growers at La Clavesana, a cooperative in Piedmont that makes an amazing Dolcetto which I wrote about here. For many years I have pondered cooperatives and their reputation and like many others I have set them... Continue Reading →

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Quinta de Santa Eufemia – A Special Visit in the Douro Valley Part 2

At Quinta de Santa Eufemia we were served an incredible homemade lunch. We sat outside overlooking the vineyards. It was delicious, perhaps my favorite of the many long and lovely meals we had in Portugal. One funny moment came when my friend, Tony Lawrence arrived. He came the second day of the trip and I... Continue Reading →

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. World leaders commemorated this day in various places, including at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Six million Jews, including many members of my family were among those murdered. Slavs, Roma, people who were Gay, those with disabilities, religious leaders and many others who tried... Continue Reading →

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