Author Archives: The Vine Guy

Horsing Around for A Worthy Cause

Every two years, the horse-riding community comes together to celebrate the impact that horses have on people in the therapeutic riding community. On the evening of October 25th in Poolsville, Maryland, I am proud to be the Master of Ceremonies … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Wine Recommendations

I know that the old adage about gift giving says, “it’s better to give than to receive,” but this Mother’s Day, I think it would be wonderful to give and receive a “thoughtfully tasteful” gift. After all, having a wife/mother … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Your Palate when Pinot Comes to Washington, DC

Oregon’s Willamette Valley – blessed with fertile soil, gentle microclimates and natural boundaries - has a magical recipe for making world-class Pinot Noir. The warm summer days, tempered by the cooler evenings, thanks to three openings in the Coast Range which bring cool air … Continue reading

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The First Seed Wines of San Luis Obispo

What is a proud parent to do when his son’s college makes it to the NCAA Basketball Tournament for the first time? Why, invoke the “Personal Choice” right-of-wine statute, of course! Good thing that this particular child chose an institution … Continue reading

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Pairing Wine with Girl Scout Cookies

My Dear Wine Friends – I recently did something that no self-respecting wine enthusiast should ever do… I paired wines – good wines - with Girl Scout Cookies on live TV! I suppose that it’s a good thing that I am … Continue reading

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The Value-Delicious White Wines of Vinho Verde

On a recent trip to the beautiful Vinho Verde region of Portugal, I learned that there is a lot more to the white wines of this renowned appellation. I discovered that in addition to the rolling green hills, fantastic food and … Continue reading

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Wines to Put Some Sparkle In Your New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is almost here – and no wine is more fun to welcome in the New Year than Sparkling wine. But just how should one go about finding the right sparkler for their particular palate? Well, price is … Continue reading

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What To Do With Leftover Wine

Given the fact that the Thanksgiving holiday is rife with leftovers, why should wine be any different?  The ensuing marathon weekend of inventive leftover creations would do well with a few of the prized wines that just might be – … Continue reading

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Annual Thanksgiving Wine Review

Thanksgiving is by far and away our favorite holiday since Cindy and I get an opportunity to spend the day together cooking great food and then sharing it with family and friends. But it is the same wonderful food that … Continue reading

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Wine Bliss By The Half Bottle

Half bottles are not as easy to find as you might think. Many wine shops carry limited quantities of quality wines in the 375ml size either because demand is low or supply from wineries isn’t readily available. In addition, many … Continue reading

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