Monthly Archives: June 2011

Indian Wine with Indian Food?: What an Unsurprising Surprise.

When I was a young backpacker traveling in South Asia, I never stumbled upon Indian wine. Of course, I wasn’t looking,  and was happy to have a cold Kingfisher with my meal every now and then. Fast-forward to yesterday and … Continue reading

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Island Fever: Get me to Sicily

When you think of Sicilian wines, what comes to mind? Probably Nero D’Avola, the big red one that many of my fellow Americans are familiar with. What may surprise you is that Sicily produces more white wine than red – … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and (Candied Dried) Roses

Unique is a clothing store in NYC – at least it was when I was there. The 2009 Anthos from Matteo Correggia from the Piedmont Region of Italy does justice to the word. When I popped it open and gave it … Continue reading

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Have a Rosy Father’s Day

When I think of dads, I think of real men. You know the big guys carrying little dogs or the ones playing gently with small kids. The men who have nothing to prove about their masculinity. They don’t need tough … Continue reading

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From 25 to 1: the Beauty of the Mad DashTasting

Skeptical, I entered the SF Wine Trading Company to witness a mad rush of people with glasses feverishly trying to taste 25 wines/20 different varietals. That’s a lot for a Friday night, especially since most folks were drinking, not tasting, … Continue reading

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