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Mother’s Day Wine’s

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and for those of you how have not picked up flowers, or diamonds or pearls for the mom in your life, don’t panic… yet! You can say it all with a bottle of … Continue reading

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The Wines of Vinkura

The wines of Vinkura – Turkish wines have come a long way, thanks in part to the passion and drive of Vinkara Winery Founder, Ms. Ardic Gursel. Her dedication to Turkey’s indigenous grapes has led a revival in the Turkish … Continue reading

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Falling In Love With Italy, One White Wine At A Time

Italy has been making wine for a very, very long time. There is evidence that Etruscan and Greek explorers cultivated wine grapes as far back as the 5th century BC. But it was the Romans who, three hundred years later, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Marks The Beginning of Summer White Wine Season

While the June 21st solstice may mark the official start of summer, Memorial Day kicks off the psychological beginning of the season. And while we’re no longer a slave to fashion and restricted to wearing just white shorts, white pants … Continue reading

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Your Future is Bordeaux

If you’re interested in acquiring some of the best wines in the world, you might be interested to know that the least expensive way to buy them is to buy them before they’re even available. Now this may be a … Continue reading

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Rose for Mother’s Day

For those of you rushing out to grab a card for the mom in your life, you have Anna Jarvis to thank. She is credited with initiating a Mother’s Day-like event in the early 1900’s. In 1914, the U.S. Congress … Continue reading

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Trim Up with Trimbach Wines

Spring has sprung in Washington, and that means that summer is not far behind. It’s time for the ritual of slimming down, trimming up and getting in a white wine frame of mind. And while your trimming up your body, … Continue reading

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The Star-struck Wines of Crocker & Starr

On a recent trip to California’s premier wine destination, it occurred to me that Napa Valley is like Disneyland for wine lovers. You can cruise up and down Highway 29 and see all of your favorite rides; Mondavi, Rudd, Heitz, … Continue reading

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Tasting and Learning About Wine While Doing Good

Fifteen years ago, I unwittingly started a small wine tasting for charity that has now grown into one of the most prestigious wine tasting/fund raising events in the Mid-Atlantic region. Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting & Auction, now in its 16th … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning – A Little of This and That and All Under $15!

A few months ago, there was snow everywhere. My arrival home each evening was announced with a loud “crunch, crunch, crunch” as attempted to maintain my balance on our icy sidewalk. On several occasions, I was pelted by hailstones while … Continue reading

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