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There’s nothing better than a solid BBQ to celebrate America’s birthday.  This year in honor of her 237th birthday, I was eager to spice things up, especially on the wine front.  Normally, I opt for American BBQ wines like fruity Zinfandels, buttery Chardonnays, or crisp Rosés from the land of ...

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  • July 5, 2013

I used to think a wine spritzer was just White Zin and Ginger Ale. Clearly, I was wrong. There are “About 464,000” posts on “The Perfect Wine Spritzer” according to Google, with ingredients ranging from lemons to bacon combined with any and every wine imaginable. And here I was looking for a ...

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  • July 2, 2013

NYC is a funny city. Everyone loves it, but everyone is also always planning an escape from the constant sirens and fancy food places that abound in our 5 tightly packed boroughs. A few weeks ago I managed to make my escape a reality and headed North to Boston, where I discovered some seriously ...

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  • May 31, 2013

Memorial Day officially marked the beginning of summer AND it’s graduation season AND general outdoor party season. Which means signature drinks need to be drunk. “Signature” means Sparkling. From classic Champagne to yeasty, experimental Pet Nat wines, there’s a flavor for everyone, and ...

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  • May 29, 2013

Hey All! Did you know that wine is still a heavily male-dominated field despite the fact that women biologically have more sensitive palates and noses? Based on the lunch I recently attended with all sorts of NYC wine women, you’d never know! Our host was Esporão, a Portuguese wine company with ...

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  • April 22, 2013

I’ve gotten my first sunburn of the season, so it’s time to celebrate the great goings-on of springtime as summer gets even closer. It’s been a wild (and fanstastic) few months with bouts of illness and terrible weather but also with the NY Wine Expo, bacon (and Donut) tasting brunches, great ...

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  • April 19, 2013