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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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A Quick Weekend in Santa Barbara Wine Country (and LA)

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A Quick Weekend in Santa Barbara Wine Country (and LA)

For years, several of my friends from the Los Angeles area have been enamored with the wines of Santa Barbara. They’ve allowed me to sample their stash, but many of these wineries are smaller production, so the wines don’t always make it out of California. Recently, my husband and I decided to do a quick […]

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Sonoma County and the Green Acres Contingency

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Sonoma County and the Green Acres Contingency

“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream?” Pretty Woman, circa 1990 Why do people do what they do – both personally and professionally? I’ve always had a mild fascination with this topic. Winemakers tend to be very passionate people. I thoroughly take pleasure in asking them why they do what they do. Inevitably, they are doing […]

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Treats to Blast that Funkytown Feel

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Treats to Blast that Funkytown Feel

I thought about posting this piece right before the holidays as a gift guide, but I decided it would be better to hold off until January. I live in New York, and it has been bloody cold and nasty. A recent NY Times article, Feeling that Winter Cold? Here’s Why by Stephen Chang, stated that […]

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Burgundy: A Basic Lesson in Economics

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Burgundy: A Basic Lesson in Economics

Guess what? We’re not the only ones who think Burgundies are fabulous. To quote Michael Jackson, “you are not alone.” It all comes down to the simple law of supply and demand. For good Burgundies, there is generally more demand than supply. French people like their wine, so there’s less to export to the non-Frenchies. […]

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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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Burgundy – Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune

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Burgundy – Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune

September 2009 “Every now and then, we are lucky enough to encounter Burgundy which sets our hearts afire.” Clive Coates, Master of Wine, Côte D’Or, A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy, Vintages 2007: “A unique year… 2007 was another extraordinary year of such advanced growth that we had to begin harvesting in August… […]

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