Quote of the Day…and why I love Twitter

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As I spend time on Twitter keeping up to date with my wine buds, Randy Hall of Wine Biz Radio fame started an new trend in microblogging. Call it boredom, call it random silliness, but Randy has started the TWOT. No, it’s not a disease, it’s theTwitterWordOfTheday! Given Randy’s recent daddy-hood, I decided to pitch – read full article –

Wine Folly’s Essential Guide to Wine – Books for the wine lover

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A few years ago, I was lucky enough to experience an amazing cultural experience in Rioja, Spain, exploring, food, and lifestyle writers.  While I wine, food and lifestyle options the region has to offer.  Our small group of compatriots didn’t know each other before our trip, but we quickly became a tight knit group meandering the – read full article –

Vermouth: The Spirit that Created Amerca’s Cocktail Culture

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Vermouth, that mysterious wine based beverage that lingers in the minds of our grandparents, Don Draper, and Downton Abbey.  Today, vermouth is part of an ongoing cocktail-culture revolution.   In Adam Ford‘s new memoir of the beverage, Vermouth:  The Revival of the Spirit that Created America’s Cocktail Culture, the long, and somewhat forgotten history of vermouth is recalled, meandering through time from – read full article –

Last Minute Wine Gifts

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It’s the 5th day of Hanukkah, and Christmas is only 4 days away.  Whatever you might be celebrating at this time of year, if you’re like me – you are scrambling for some last minute gift ideas for the wine lover on your list! Soiree – in bottle aerator.  This is my go to wine – read full article –

To your health! Cocktials as health food

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I love a good cocktail as much as the next gal, but did you know some cocktails can be good for you?  Taking a cue from the elixirs, tinctures, and tonics of yesterday, and putting a new twist on them, the new book Apothecary Cocktails delves in to the history of some restoratives libations, and – read full article –

Rock that vine! **GIVEAWAY**

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I love to read.  I love pretty coffee table books.  And I love wine. So what could be better than Rock and Vine,  a new book from Chelsea Print & Publishing that features 11 next generation wine professionals who are shaping the future of wine. The book releases tomorrow, and I have three copies to – read full article –

Getting Vertical

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Vertical:  To be upright. Wine does a lot of things to people.  It evokes joy, it livens your tastebuds, it might even make you melancholy.  It can also make you a little Sideways.  When last we saw erstwhile Miles and sidekick Jack in the novel Sideways (and the subsequent movie which while it’s one of my favorite wine – read full article –

I’ve got it! Passion! For Pinot that is…

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Wow!  It’s that time again.  Twitter Taste Live!  This time, the good folks at Twitter Taste Live & Wilson Daniels are bringing us a delicious trio of Pinot Noir.  This TTL is dedicated to the love of Pinot, particularly since Jordan Mackay, the author of Passion for Pinot, will be in attendance at The Jug – read full article –