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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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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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2012 Grands Crus de Bordeaux Tasting

January 28th I had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting in Chicago. What a wonderful experience! While I enjoyed all the wines, several stood out and are worth mentioning. Château Beau Séjour Bécot-M Julien Barthe-informative, … Continue reading

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Court of Master Sommelier-Level 1

Preparing for my Level 1  exam…reading, flashcards, more reading, quizzes, maps…more reading.   I leave for Austin, TX in one week. Excited, nervous, thrilled knowing this part of my journey is coming to an end.  What a great life I … Continue reading

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