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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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Rex Pickett in Chile: Valle de Elqui

Rex Pickett has been a busy bee down in Chile. So much so that he fell a little behind blogging. But who can blame him? He’s in beautiful Chile for crying out loud! It’s easy to get sidetracked. And his most recent ...

 
 
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Rex Pickett in Chile: Chile is Terroir

Rex Pickett has moved away from California sunshine and cool terroirs to the magical soil of Chile. As stated on his website, “I’ll be living, and traveling, in this antipodean mirror opposite of the Pacific Coast for 3...
 
 
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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...

 
 
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A Happy New Year Remembered

Our family gathered to welcome the New Year.  We formed a circle, held hands and sipped champagne. Not any champagne, mind you, but for this celebration, Cuvee Dom Perignon.  (The youngsters were toasting with sparkling apple...
 
 
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A Moment of Reflection

It’s hard to write and talk about the wonders of wine today with the recent tragedy in Connecticut. I am not a mother. I hope to be one day in the future. But my heart aches for those mothers and fathers who will not be bring...

 
 
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A Toast to Tradition

The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of the year! The decorations, the music, the sweet, brisk air. It really is the most magical time of year. It’s also a time full of tradition. Our cover story, Laurenz Maria Mos...
 
 
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Sharing is Caring this Thanksgiving

I am a huge supporter of fellow journalists and writers. We’re in an industry whose goal is to communicate stories to readers to fuel conversation. We work long, hard hours and sometimes suffer bouts of writer’s block in or...

 
 
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Knowledge is Power: Lessons in Wine

My mom was a teacher for 32 years. Growing up, I was taught there was no such thing as a bad question and to never stop learning. Every day I learn something new about the wine world. Just recently I learned that: •    Rio...
 
 
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Your Wine,Your Words: Picture Perfect

Our first evening on Maui at the fabulous Ka’anapali Grand Hyatt was exactly that  – perfect! Sunset, dreamy tropical breezes, and an open-air dining experience.  Our server recommended the Canvas Chardonnay. My p...