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Wine Tasting Uncorked: Style & Quality of Sparkling Wines

I don’t know too many people who don’t like sparkling beverages, be it Champagne, sparkling wine or cider, Prosecco or Cava. However, most people don’t really know what to look […]


Wine Tasting Uncorked: Old World vs. New World Dry White Wines

Old World versus New World. Most people have heard this phraseology, but do we really know what it means? The third tasting in the Wine Tasting Uncorked series compared Old […]


Wine Tasting Uncorked: Terroir & Quality of Dry White Wines

What better way to start off the summer months than with a wine tasting comparing white wines? The second wine tasting, in the series of nine tastings, for the Wine […]

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Wine Tasting Uncorked: Style & Quality of Dry White Wines

After nearly 200 events ranging from monthly wine tastings, to cocktail parties and game nights, I recently decided to try something a little new with my wine group, The Swirlistas. […]

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Wine Tasting Basics

Over the years, and as a result of a multitude of wine tastings, I have learned quite a bit about wine (particularly what I like and don’t like). I didn’t […]

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Cider & Mead Trail (Part 2)

As promised, I finished up the cider and mead trail this weekend. If you missed my post on the first part of the trail, check it out here. Fourth Stop: […]

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Cider & Mead Trail

While my first love is wine, I definitely enjoy a good hard cider for a change of pace. For those of you who aren’t familiar with hard cider, it is […]

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Wine-themed Game Night

My friends like to say I am competitive. I prefer to say I am a game lover. Either way, a game night filled with wine-theme games and wine tasting is […]


Supper Club: Orange Chicken & Couscous

For nearly two years, a small group of my friends and I have gotten together once a month to have a supper club. Not only is supper club an opportunity […]

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For the Love of Michael Chiarello

Have you ever had a meal that you enjoyed so much that you it makes you smile just thinking about it or have you dreamed about experiencing it again? Well,┬áthat […]