Tag Archives: #French Wine Scholar

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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French Wine Scholar- I Reached My Goal!!

Last May I decided to begin my intensive study of French wines through the distance learning program with the French Wine Society (now the Wine Scholar Guild ). Having lived in France, this has been an interest for a number of … Continue reading

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Where does the time go?

It has been a few weeks since my last post.  Between studying for my French Wine Scholar exam- which is coming up May 10th- Easter, babysitting our grand-daughter for 4 days during her spring break, and a few other events, … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Wine Industry- Key Players

Countdown to departure for Bordeaux is 2 days… still need to pack and tidy up some household things, then I can relax and let the journey begin. As I  prepare for my visits to the wine châteaux in Bordeaux, I thought it … Continue reading

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Bordeaux- An Iconic Wine Region!

As a “newer” member of the enormous, complex world of wine, gaining knowledge through  hands-on experiences is a great tool. I will be departing in less than 10 days for the truly beautiful, historic, and delicious Bordeaux wine region.  Bordeaux’s … Continue reading

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Back to Business!

What a crazy past few months! Surgery, broken toe, hand injury…has been a weird, difficult time.  So glad to be back in the swing of things. Looking forward to my upcoming trip to France this September and my visits to some … Continue reading

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