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Dec 08 2008

Champagne Seminar with Ron Balter

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Champagne Seminar with Ron Balter  Date: Monday, December 15th  Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cost: $40 per person Champagne, the most sublime of wines and most certainly the most difficult to make. This seminar will focus on the method used to make Champagne, a review of the many villages, discussion on styles, grapes used in production and […]

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Nov 06 2008

Host a holiday party on a Grinch budget

AIG set the gold standard for what not to do. At the other end of the spectrum, Viacom, Hearst and Marc Jacobs are not doing anything on par with past holiday celebrations this season. But there’s room for a little festive, tastefully decorated middle ground despite a grim economy and a budget tighter than those […]

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Sep 23 2008

Wine is my passport

I’m writing this week from Brazil, where rain is making the soil more red and the vineyards more green. I’m here on a media trip with nine other journalists from around the world–Germany, Canada, Singapore and other parts of the United States–to learn more about what this region will share with us over the next […]

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Sep 17 2008

There Is a Doctor in the House

His name is Dr. Vino, if that tells you anything. New York-based author Tyler Colman is a wine pro by any other name. But he happens to write the award-winning wine blog DrVino.com. He also authored Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink, a compelling title if ever there was one. (Throw […]

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Aug 26 2008

Nothing plain about Spain

I’ve been to many parts of Spain: Madrid and Toledo in the center of the country; Barcelona on the far coast; and Malaga, the southern port city on the Costa del Sol. Yet each time, as a euro-pinching tourist, I’ve only sampled whatever vino tinto (red table wine) came with el menu del dia. Cheap, […]

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Aug 22 2008

A very sexy couple

You already know wine has a sensual quality. You swirl it in your glass. Inhale its scent deeply. Let it run over and along the edges of your tongue, pausing to let the flavors trickle forth and mellow in your mouth. It’s practically a PG-13 experience. But have you ever licked the spice off the […]

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