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Bring on the Hoopla

I’m ready to riot! How about you? Wine has become this intimidating beverage that consumers want to reach for but back away from at last second. They think they’re not worthy to take pleasure in it because they don’t quit...
 
 
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Summertime, the Living is Easy

We have a lot of summer birthdays in the office and we all immensely enjoy pointing out “over the hill” references to our big “five-oh” co-worker. And even though I personally feel these monumental birthdays are road ma...

 
 
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The Bigger Picture Beyond the Grapes

Innovation is key in the wine industry. Big or small, it not only changes the wine itself but also the perspective of wine lovers worldwide. Take our cover story, Nomacorc. They started small with synthetic closures but moved o...
 
 
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April Showers Bring May Royal Tidings

I have always dreamed of one day meeting a royal. I remember touring London on Prince William’s 21st birthday and I longed to “accidentally” bump into him. Alas, the royal guard was too good. I want to have tea with Queen...

 
 
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Are You Whining Over Tax Day?

Happy Tax Day everyone! It’s a day that fills many with dread in the U.S. but luckily there is always wine to help ease the stress. I have found two great wines that will satisfy whatever boat you are sitting in once your...
 
 
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Passion is in the Eye of the Wineglass Holder

Passion. It’s amazing how powerful one little word can be. And yet, so many people are disillusioned as what passion really looks like. I can say that I have seen it first hand. I have seen it at Nomacorc, the world’s leadi...

 
 
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Spring Cleaning for the Soul

Well spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere and fall is making its way in the Southern Hemisphere. I can’t help but realize my New Year’s resolution has already gone down the drain. My year of eating right and fitness ha...
 
 
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Love Makes the World Go Round

Love completely baffles me at times. It’s kind of like wine. It takes trial and error to find that perfect match that makes you want to sing on top of a hill a la Sound of Music style. I’m a true romantic. That’s why I lo...

 
 
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An Ode to Happy Hour

Today marks the one year anniversary of my grandpa’s (“Papa”) death. Not a very happy topic to talk about but happy hour is. It’s the hour most of us countdown to while we are stuck behind our keyboards ...
 
 
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New Adventures in 2013

A new year brings new experiences, new relationships and new trials. Good times and enlightenment for all. Maybe this will be the year of culture. The Icewine Festival in Ontario provides unique festivities revolving around the...