Author Archives: sommeliersusie

About sommeliersusie

Owner of Tasteful Adventures- private in-home wines tastings Boisset Wine Living Ambassador- private and corporate wine tastings and direct to consumer sales, corporate gifting, Wine Educator, Sommelier- Level 1 Court of Master Sommelier, BASSETT Certification, French Wine Scholar, Member Guild of Sommeliers

Grower vs. Négotiant Champagne

I had the pleasure of attending a seminar on Grower vs. Négotiant Champagnes…what a treat! Our presenter was Jeff Hacker who works at Binney’s Beverage Depot in Des Plaines, Illinois.  Jeff has been in the industry for over 11 years.  … Continue reading

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Favorite Wine-Food Pairing

I am a foodie…well, maybe a foodie snob!  I have always loved cooking, so pairing wine properly can elevate my dishes to new heights.  When I take the time to create a beautiful meal, I want it to dazzle my … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifting Made Simple- Boisset Gift Gallery

Need that perfect gift for your top clients, star employees, wine loving friends?  Let Boisset make it easy!  Receive $5.00 shipping on ALL Gift Gallery orders through November 15th! http://my.boissetcollection.com/susiewhipple  * shop under gift gallery.  Questions, shoot me a message … Continue reading

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“Die Hard” Chicago Sports Fan

      This post has absolutely nothing to do with wine, but it shares a bit about me! I have lived in Illinois most of my life. As a young girl I quickly became a “fan” of the Chicago Cubs … Continue reading

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Wildfires Strike Again

As the California wildfires are becoming more contained, news of another wine industry tragedy is happening in Spain and Portugal.  Please read from the CNN link below.  My heart goes out to those affected…praying for you and hoping for the … Continue reading

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Boisset Collection- 2016 “Honoris” Cabernet Sauvignon

Boisset Collection will be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the 2016 Honoris Cabernet Sauvignon to “WINE COUNTRY RELIEF”. “A Wine that Honors our Community and First Responders. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to wine … Continue reading

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Tragedy in the Wine Industry

           The devastating wildfires in California continue to burn and Mother Nature isn’t helping.  Winds are can, and are expected, to increase and this will make the job of the firefighters even more challenging.  The loss … Continue reading

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