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Toasting to the Memory of Nicolas Feuillatte

Nicolas Feuillatte (pronounced Foo-Yatt), the legendary socialite and entrepreneur, passed away last month on August 12th at the age of 88. However, he will best remembered as the visionary who started the Champagne brand that bears his name. Click HERE … Continue reading

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Desert Island Wines

At a recent dinner party, a guest asked me, “What five wines would you want if you were stranded on a desert island?” Well, that certainly gave me pause to stop and think about coming up with my “desert island” wine list. … Continue reading

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Laboring Over Labor Day Wines

As we head in to the home stretch of summer and attempt to ease back into the routine of work and/or school, the last thing you want to think about is what wine to kick back with and enjoy this … Continue reading

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Yes Virginia, There Is A Governor’s Cup – The Best of Virginia Wines

The Virginia Wineries Association, in partnership with the Virginia Wine Board & the Virginia Vineyards Association, recently announce the winners and put together a “media case” of the winning wines for wine journalists and critics. I used my case as … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Hot Wines for Smoked Food

This past May, my wife gave me a smoker for my birthday, and I have become obsessed with smoking just about everything from pork products to potatoes. I love the wonderful flavor and tenderness that smoking imparts to various foods. … Continue reading

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Getting Crabby When It Comes To Wines

If it’s summer in Washington, it must be time for crabs.  Whether you like your crabs in cakes, sautéed in soft shells or picking the blues, then there is a wine out there for you! Just round up a mess … Continue reading

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Five Years of Wine of the Week On WTOP Radio – 2009 Vintage

Five years is a long time to do one thing – particularly if it is high school… But if it is spent doing the Wine of the Week segment on WTOP radio, then five years passes by in the blink … Continue reading

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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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