Monthly Archives: October 2015

Simply Italian Great Wines

Knowledge is power…I am a firm believer in that thought. Wine seminars provide just that…information from the wine makers, maps, varietal specifics, food pairings, and of course, the tastings. This held true this past Monday in Chicago at the Simply … Continue reading

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Luxury Wine Tasting with Jean-Charles Boisset

How exciting is it to be able to spend an evening with your “boss”, savor beautifully prepared food, and drink elegant, luxury wine?  Amazing, that’s what! As a Boisset Collection Wine Ambassador, I shared a lovely evening with fellow ambassadors, … Continue reading

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Devil’s Lake State Park, Wisconsin

“Sweetest Day…what to do with my amazing husband?  Road trip! We decided to head north to Wisconsin, to Devil’s Lake State Park, to get in some hiking, take advantage of the glorious weather and revel in Mother Nature’s changing colors. Awesome, breathtaking, beautiful, … Continue reading

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Discovering the Wines of Portugal

Trade events can be exciting, tiring, tasty, overwhelming…but always a fabulous learning experience and a great venue for meeting talented, friendly, winemakers.  The “Wines of Portugal” trade event, held in Chicago at City Winery, was no exception. The afternoon event was … Continue reading

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Riesling Revisited -Thank You Erin Doman

This article on Riesling wine was first posted in August on the site WineCooler Direct.com.  Thank you, Erin Doman!  I love your insightful information, especially the attention you pay to the temperature of wine, makes this a delightful article to read. Too … Continue reading

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A Day in Dublin, Ireland

This two week trip passed so quickly.  When I made my plane reservation, many months ago, I decided to take advantage of a 25 hour layover so I could pass some time in Dublin.  I am so happy I did!  … Continue reading

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San Sebastian, Spain and St. Jean de Luz, France

Being so close to the border between France and Spain called for a quick day trip to two enchanting towns- San Sebastian, Spain and St. Jean de Luz, France.  My guide Ana, told me we had to go to San … Continue reading

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