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Spring, Finally! How About Some Wine?

In the Hudson Valley this year, springtime has felt more like an extended late-winter. A warm March prompted us to settle into spring extremely early, and the same could be said for the local vegetation. But when things cooled right … Continue reading

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Wine Myth-Conceptions, Part Three: Keeping an Open Mind

Spending over a decade working as a retail wine shop manager, I was exposed to a vast sea of different wines, being fortunate enough to have tasted upwards of 20,000 of ‘em! Yet, before I even reached my 100th sip, … Continue reading

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Wine “Myth-Conceptions”, Part 1: The Truth Shall Prevail!

America: Welcome to the 21st century! -a time that is most exciting not for its technologies or music or politics, but for its beverage culture! We in the U.S. have finally woken up to and embraced the diverse world of … Continue reading

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Summer In A Bottle: The Right Wines to Drink During Grill Season

This past Memorial Day, Deb and I personally assembled our brand-new backyard gas grill, and have since been working our way through the first tank-full of propane. As we slip into mid-summer, we have much to report on the grilled … Continue reading

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The Anchin Effect: An Evening of Wine & Food Education Opens Minds

When everyone in the room is on the same page, you can just sense it. A prime example was last Wednesday evening’s gathering of 20 ladies at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP for a little education, a little business networking, … Continue reading

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A Religious Experience: The Rise of Quality Kosher-For-Passover Wine

If you had approached me 15 years ago about a recommendation for a fine kosher wine, I would have told you it’s an oxymoron. Much like the organic wines of the time, kosher and Kosher-for-Passover wines had a poor reputation … Continue reading

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All Screwed Up: The Wine Closure Debate Stagnates

Hearing the intro to a radio show segment last week on NPR’s All Things Considered regarding the screw cap revolution had my ears perked way up. I have been an advocate of this handsome alternative to the traditional cork closure … Continue reading

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Adventure in a Bottle

Michael was in a playful mood; he brown bagged a bottle of red wine, popped the cork and told me to ‘have at it’. Ohhhh! I am out of practice. During the Goldie’s by the Bridge years, I would taste … Continue reading

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The Weight of Wine

The Second Step After considering the essential differences between old-world and new-world wine, the second factor to wrap your mind around is wine’s weight. The weight of wine on the palate doesn’t simply correspond to alcohol content, but rather an … Continue reading

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Do You Have A New World or Old World Wine Palate?

Big & Cuddly or Lean & Elegant? The good news: Not only have you been enjoying wine lately, it’s actually good FOR you! The bad news: You can’t describe what you like about wine and all of the terminology is … Continue reading

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