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Two unlikely transformations occurred on North 8th Street in Williamsburg just one year ago, and I’m thrilled that they did: Some wine-loving IT gurus opted for a career change. A wild nightclub was transformed into a profitable winery. The Warehouse-looking venue now boasts a broad sign ...

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  • November 24, 2011
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I ran out of money  wrapped up my stay in Italy this week, and landed back in Deutschland for a few days of exploring before heading home.  Today,  I’m on the road with Uncle Bill, and we’re moving away from the Mosel and into Alsace, France–a region known for a plethora of distinctive wines, ...

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  • May 20, 2011
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Nothing says, “Willkommen in Deutschland,” quite like an 11 a.m. wine tasting on the scenic banks of the Mosel–cue wild swans, children playing…and Oh yeah, the castles that inspired the Disney Princess movies. This is exactly what my traveling companion, Emily, and I did upon our arrival in ...

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  • April 10, 2011
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I find it fascinating that people have been overindulging enjoying wine since the dawn of time…or at least since the days of the Etruscans.  (And to think our country banned the nectar of the Gods less than 100 years ago! Blasphemy!) This week I venutred out of Roma Centro to Orvieto, an anciet ...

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  • March 30, 2011
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