Category Archives: Wine Trivia

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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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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“Words of Wine Wisdom” throughout the Ages

I see so many quotes about wine in a number of places.  I thought for fun I would share a few. Many have a ring of truth to them…some are more serious, contemplative, others are just fun.  Enjoy, preferably with … Continue reading

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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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Wine Trivia #2- Locate these Wine Regions

As promised, here is your next set of wine trivia questions.  These questions will focus on where these wine regions are located throughout the world. There are three levels… ready, set, start locating! Within which country would you find them? … Continue reading

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Good to be Back!

Our journey in life is never set in stone, is always changing course, continually has bumps in the road, and sometimes we just hit a roadblock!    The past few months have been both eye-opening and challenging.  Words like “cancer” … Continue reading

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