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Fortification, It’s a Sensation!

February 28th, 2024

After last week’s column on sherry, two events of relevance happened. Item one, of course somebody came in looking for dry sherry to cook with, and of course the recipe didn’t specify what kind of dry sherry. Item number two was an email from Ian, one of our readers, who asked about the topic of…

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Upcoming Wine/Sake Tastings- Thru Sept- Save the Date!

February 23rd, 2024

Upcoming Formal Tastings!  Save the Date! As soon as we get the details to sell tickets, we will post it in our newsletter and on this website. Skurnik Wine Portfolio with Matt Carroll Saturday, July 20th  6:30-9:30— TO BE RESCHEDULED     Catarina-Rocim Wines (Portugal) Friday, August 30th  6:30- 8:30     Wines of GD…

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Sherry, Niles?

February 20th, 2024

People of a certain age may recall a time when Fraiser Crane would turn to his brother Niles and offer him a glass of pale colored sherry from their decanter. When I was younger and watching this show in syndication the decanter of sherry just signaled to me as a sign of sophistication. As I…

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Where are the Burgundy Drinkers of Yesteryear?

February 13th, 2024

I’ll start by getting out ahead of myself and admitting, yes, this is going to be something of a “in my day,” sort of opinion peace… because in my day, the kids were all drinking Burgundy and joyriding around town in Bonneville convertibles, listening to rock and or roll! Ok, I’m not that old, but…

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Pay the Cost to Be the Boss

February 6th, 2024

Over the weekend, a gentleman asked if I could answer a question for him. Of course, I’m always happy to try, and if I can’t, I’m always happy to make something up that sounds legitimate. He picked up two bottles of white wine from California and he asked, “Why does this wine cost $12 and…

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