Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Little of This, A Little of That…

Each spring, my wife and I are inundated with wine samples from PR firms, winemakers and vineyards from around the world. They keep showing up every day and multiply in numbers like a pair of rabbits in a Fibonacci sequence. … Continue reading

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Finding a Sense of Place in Spain’s Ribera del Duero

Over the last decade or so, there has been a trend by winemakers all over the world to produce wines that have a similar “International” style – that is to say that they seem striped of their sense of place. But not so with … Continue reading

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Krug ChampagneTrade Dinner at Jefferson Hotel is an ELEVEN

How lucky can a wine writer get? Lucky enough to snag a coveted invitation to the recent Krug trade dinner – and even luckier to bring his co-author/spouse along to celebrate her birthday in style. The evening started off with an … Continue reading

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Wine Season In Washington, DC

For every reason, there is a season, and wine is no exception. Over the last decade, Washington, DC has steadily become one of the most prominent wine-consumer cities in the country and wine makers and retailers have taken notice. During … Continue reading

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Wines for Passover and Easter

The Jewish tradition of Passover and the Christian celebration of Easter usually falls within close proximity of each other, but this year, the first night of Passover begins tonight and Easter Sunday is just a couple of days behind it. … Continue reading

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