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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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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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