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San Francisco

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San Francisco

One of my dearest friends lives in San Francisco (yes… it would be the legendary Premila), so I am fortunate to visit the city regularly. Since San Francisco has the luxury of a vast supply of fresh and locally produced and sourced food and wine, the tasty possibilities are infinite. You kind of can’t go […]

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Spreading the Wealth from your Cellar

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Spreading the Wealth from your Cellar

As written by Christine Berenger for Bordeaux Index. Watching any Woody Allen movie about New York will confirm that true New Yorkers are known for their OCD and a never ending quest for the “best”. Hey, I can make fun of myself and my people. All of our friends back in New York are either […]

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“London Calling”

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“London Calling”

“You’ve come a long way baby,” Virginia Slims campaign slogan. My criterion for a good food city is one that has amazing food at every price point. Here are some examples that quickly come to mind: New Orleans – you can get a po-boy at a gas station and it’s actually really good (no lie); […]

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1990 Burgundy Grands Crus Tasting, Burgers and BBQ

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Tough to be me…  I was invited to a tasting of 1990 Grands Crus at Bar Boulud hosted by Jason Hyde from Acker, Merrall & Condit Company. Alongside a vivacious cast of characters with a deep love for Burgundy, we shared and discussed a few of these very coveted and pricey 20 year old wines […]

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One of my Favorite Destinations: Saint-Barthélemy, French West Indies

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One of my Favorite Destinations: Saint-Barthélemy, French West Indies

For years while working on the trading floor, I’d hear fellow coworkers rave about their fabulous holiday with their spouse in St. Barth’s. At the time, I was single. My best friend Premila and I had a blast traveling the world together, often visiting many “romantic” destinations – Santorini, wine tasting in Tuscany… you get […]

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Ribera del Duero: “Life is too Short to Drink Bad Wine”

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Ribera del Duero: “Life is too Short to Drink Bad Wine”

Ribera del Duero Grand tasting, New York February 23, 2010 With two ballrooms full of purple stained teeth as far as the eye could see, I set out to taste some of the beautiful wines of Ribera del Duero at the recent Grand Tasting event in New York. At my count, there were 85 Vineyards […]

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Véronique Drouhin-Boss, Head Winemaker for Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin

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Véronique Drouhin-Boss, Head Winemaker for Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin

On my very first trip to the Willamette Valley (my pre wine-as-a-career days), I stopped by the tasting room at Domaine Drouhin. The people were just so lovely and cordial. I thought to myself, even if I don’t like these wines, I am going to purchase some because of my experience. Then, I found out […]

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Tokyo

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Tokyo

The “petite pause” from wine articles continues as I start to work on launching my wine education business and the ability to purchase wines I recommend directly from my site. Stay tuned because I have some really amazing wine stuff in the works. For all the sushi “luvahs” out there, this one is for you… […]

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Madrid

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Madrid

Une petite pause entre deux articles sur le vin… June 2009 Santceloni Paseso de la Castellana 57 +34-91-210-8840 www.restaurantesantceloni.com With 2 Michelin stars and worth every sparkle, this restaurant is for your fancy, blow-the-bank night in Madrid. They do DE-lish with seafood and tend to showcase their amazing Spanish almonds whenever they can. We had Cigal […]

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Burgundy – Lunch in Beaune, Wines of Morey-Saint-Denis and Calling all Mustard Freaks

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Burgundy – Lunch in Beaune, Wines of Morey-Saint-Denis and Calling all Mustard Freaks

Lunch in Beaune Alas, believe it or not, a girl cannot live on wine alone. Ma Cuisine Passage Sainte-Hélène 21200 Beaune, France The restaurateur from La Cantine des Sales Gosses in Lyon who is a foodie, wine lover and my sister-in-law’s friend recommended this restaurant to us. It attracts wine lovers (producers and consumers) and […]

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