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A Vintner’s City – Krems, Austria

A few years ago I had the pleasure of attending the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Vienna. Not only was it worth the trip for knowledge and networking, but also for the opportunity to choose a countryside wine destination for … Continue reading

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WienWein and Vienna’s Own Vineyards

Viticulture in Austria can be traced back to the first century when Romans occupied the Celtic village of Vindobona on the shore of the Danube, in what is now Vienna. They found established vineyards, and were instrumental in furthering viticulture … Continue reading

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Mondovino in Piazza Maggiore

Mondovino. The film generates opinions from across the spectrum, some with unwavering accolades for the American film maker, Jonathan Nossiter, and others viewing his documentary as a witch hunt. In essence, the film pits small wine producers against the big boys, the Robert … Continue reading

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Long Island Wine Escape

New York’s hot, muggy weather required some quick thinking to escape the heat. The obvious suggestion was a trip to Long Island’s wine country. Never mind that it wasn’t cooler upon arrival, but sipping cold whites somehow made the weather more tolerable. Long Island’s wine region … Continue reading

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To the End of the Earth… and Back

I didn’t say it, the Yoopers did. You know, Yoopers….the affectionate name given to the folks of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. UPers = Yoopers. If the slogan can be found on bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets, it must be … Continue reading

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I-Do-Declare, Tennessee!

Driving east from Texas, I crossed through Arkansas and into Memphis, Tennessee with the great Mississippi River as it’s border. Although it didn’t resemble the Mississippi of Tom Sawyer and paddle boats, it was still the Mississippi, and cool for this west … Continue reading

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A Jane Austenesque Salute to Avennia

Why a Jane Austin approach to my friend, Marty Taucher’s new wine, Avennia? Perhaps it’s because I’ve been reading novel after novel of Austen’s lately, and when thinking of writing a post about Marty’s wine, began thinking in this prose. Bizarre, but … Continue reading

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On The Wine Trail in Houston

I thought about what to name this piece.  Should it be a play on Alfonso Cevola’s wine blog “On the Wine Trail in Italy” with the oh-so-clever replacement of Houston for Italy? Or a title such as “You Meet the Nicest … Continue reading

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The Supermarket on Steroids – Au Revoir Phoenix!

My stay in Phoenix, Arizona was memorable in many ways…..tops on the list was being near my son and watching his college football team, which brought my daughter from Houston to watch games as well….a win-win. Wonderful new friends, a surprising … Continue reading

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Ho deciso di imbottigliare: seconda parte l’imbottigliamento

Eccoci qui. Vacanze finite. Vino imbottigliato dopo sei mesi di affinamento in barrique. Spremuta di vaniglia. Eccessivo. Soluzione: ho effettuato un taglio con dieci litri del medesimo vino che nello stesso periodo ha affinato in vetro. La speranza è che … Continue reading

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