Category Archives: Wine Education

Wine Trivia- Did you get the Correct Answers?

How did you do on those questions from Wine Trivia 1 and 2? For the experts in the crowd, they may have been too simple…but then I am not trying to offer information to the experts!  (Sorry, you know more … Continue reading

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IBM’s Chef Watson- Wine and Chocolate Truffle Pairing

          Last night I had the pleasure of working at an IBM sponsored event at Bin 36 in Chicago. “The product helps professionals across industries solve complex problems and reveal insights from large amounts of data.” (IBM) The component being … Continue reading

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Wines of the Wild, Wild “North”West

The opening class for the fall-winter Wine 101 series at Bin 36, located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, was held on Wednesday, September 14th.  Four wines were featured, 2 each from Oregon and Washington.  All were fantastic!  Great questions were … Continue reading

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Exploring Northern Sonoma – Russian River and Dry Creek

Wednesday, February 24th, I left Chicago and the approaching snow storm for sunny warm Sonoma, California. What a glorious feeling upon arrival- bright sunshine, temperatures in the low 70’s.  I decided to take advantage of my free Thursday, before the Boisset … Continue reading

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Boisset Retreat 2016 – C’est Manifique!

Another year, another amazing retreat with my fellow Boisset Collection- Boisset Wine Ambassadors!  We brainstormed, we collaborated, we laughed, and we celebrated one another’s successes. We were dazzled by fantastic speakers- Dan Jensen, Debbie Hoffman, Pointburst, GSATI, and Lori Bush. Our … Continue reading

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Tre Bicchieri 2016

Last week I had the honor and pleasure of attending Tre Bicchieri 2016- presented by Gambero Rosso. This trade event has been celebrating outstanding Italian wines for 30 years. Reds, whites, sparkling, dessert…wines of every style were presented. The Master Class … Continue reading

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“Winter Blues”

Winter is a season of reflection for me. The cold, windy days keep me indoors more than usual. The past few months have been strangely emotional. Typically, I stay in control, but not so recently. Quadruple bypass open heart surgery…scary … Continue reading

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