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“What’s in my Glass” is probably an unfair title for this post, because was would be the accurate way to describe the interaction between the glass, this wine, and me. That should be a solid indication of the quality I found with Elizabeth Chambers Winemakers Cuvee 2011 Pinot Noir. Brick red in ...

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  • March 31, 2014

I totally love Scarlett Johansson, SodaStream controversy or not.  And I’m happy to report I’ve finally found the vinous equivalent of her curvy, sexy, nice-girl-whose-not-so-nice self: Vouvray. Vouvray is a French wine from the Loire Valley that’s named after the town where the grapes are ...

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  • February 10, 2014

When “Cabernet” gets mentioned in drunk  polite society, it tends to refer to the big and bold Cabernet Sauvignon. Sadly, Cabernet Franc, the more moderate and reserved parent of Cabernet Sauvignon is often left on the sidelines–like most moms are after a kiddie soccer tournament. “Forget you, ...

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  • January 27, 2014

No, no, there is not a small statue of a saint in my wine glass this week. What’s actually there (coincidentally called Saint-Joseph) is a dark, inky-hued and full-bodied Syrah from France. Saint-Joseph is the second largest appellation (read: wine growing area) in France’s Northern Rhone ...

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  • November 4, 2013

The Middle East sometimes gets things right. Really right in the case of wines. Considering the Mesopotamians were making tons of wine thousands of years ago, it’s only natural that the fertile crescent is continuing to produce juice that goes beyond just “drinkable.” In an effort to continuing ...

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  • October 24, 2013

Fall has been slow in coming to NYC. Somehow, it’s still 80 degrees at 3pm, and the leaves are greener than ever. Mother Nature’s reluctance to bring Autumnal elements into the concrete jungle hasn’t stopped  Brooklyn foodies from craving the fall menu changes and the ability to use an oven ...

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  • October 14, 2013

Spain’s most noble grape, Tempranillo, was one of my first wine loves, and I spent some time revisiting that affair last week at Spain’s Great Match, where pour after pour highlighted the power, finesse and downright sexiness of the grape that has 43 names. Most interesting was the panel ...

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  • October 7, 2013