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NO, Not the Wine Tasting Test!

“I don’t know anything,” she said. “You don’t have to, it’s not a test – what do you like?”  I decided to share my love of wine with people I have never met at a party hosted by a new … Continue reading

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Discovering Mediterranean Island Wines of a Mixed Heritage

Discovering Mediterranean Island Wines of a Mixed Heritage I want Corsica; give me Corsica – that is France, by the way, not Italy. Today at a packed tasting (as in I have never seen so many people here, especially with … Continue reading

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Blitzed (Again)

Last week I attended the sneak peek wine tasting hosted at 18 Reasons for Bi-Rite Market, which has a twice-yearly wine blitz – 20% off cases. Yeah, BiRite! Normally I am pouring wine as an 18 Reasons volunteer but this … Continue reading

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Back on Track: Feeling So Alive while Drinking Zesty Spanish Blend

Hi everyone, a time for passages and transitions. My mom passed away. I wrote about her on my Fearless Women blog Then I realized that there is one thing we know about life: it goes on. And that bring me … Continue reading

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Democratizing Winemaking?: Tasting in the Grass at Crushpad

Take two wine geek stripes off my shoulder pad; I went to a tasting without my note book. Also, I thought I had to take home a list of wines offered but my husband swears the woman at the cash … Continue reading

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That’s Muscadet, not Muscat!: Life’s a beach

Muscadet tasting the other night at 18 Reasons was enlightening and enlivening. I was volunteering but had the pleasure of tasting 9 Muscadets from the Loire Valley. Let me stop before I begin to wax poetic about the joys of … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Swirling Sediment

This evening the fun in the glass was Chateau Berliquet 2000 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Now about expectations: it was a Right Bank Bordeaux and so dominated by Merlot but from a heralded vintage. I had hoped for “wow” but for … Continue reading

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