Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Wine Year In Review – My Favorite Wine Experiences of 2010

Each year I try to write one column about the best wine experience of the year. However, looking back, it occurs to me that there was not just one noteworthy event, but, indeed, several. Best of all, most of these … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week December 24, 2010 – Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

Sparkling wines has been stereotyped as something only to be enjoyed during special birthdays, weddings or, as is currently the case, year-end celebrations which is too bad since sparkling wines are incredibly versatile. They pair well with a variety of … Continue reading

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Annual Guide to Sparkling Wines and Champagnes

To quote wine writer Willie Gluckstern, “In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening.” This holiday season, make a new resolution to drink more Champagne and sparkling wines. Here’s a quick guide to finding the … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – Wines for the Holidays

Here we are at the height of the holiday party season and many people are intimidated about bringing wine as a host or hostess gift and others are confused about what to serve at holiday parties. The trick is you … Continue reading

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Wines of the Unions des Grands Cru

Professional golfers have the PGA. Actors have the Screen Actors Guild. And the top estates of the famed wine-growing region of Bordeaux have the Union des Grand Cru (UGC), an organization of 132 member Chateaux, who banded together in 1973 to protect their unique heritage and promote their wines around the world. Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – Hot Wines for Cold Nights

Winter has come to Washington, with a vengeance. Even the dog doesn’t want to go outside. What is it about cold nights that beg for the company of big red wines? They just seem to go together. The essential qualities … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle with Saddleback Wines – Yeeehaaaa

Rare, indeed, is the producer who can, year after year, make great wines on a consistent basis. But then again, if you loved doing what you do as much as Nils Venge does, you’d probably be happy to just keep getting back on your proverbial horse, vintage after vintage and keep the grape rodeo going. Continue reading

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WTOP Wine of the Week – Wines for Hanukkah, December 3, 2010

If you’re looking for some fun wines to try during the eight nights of Hanukkah, check out this week’s Wine of the Week segment on WTOP Radio. Best of all, you don’t need to celebrate Hanukkah to enjoy these wines, … Continue reading

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Wine Books For the Wine Lover

Looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life? A little nervous about buying a bottle of wine? How about a great book on wine… from novice to pro, there is a wine book out there for … Continue reading

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