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The next biggest thing to happen to online shopping: Private sales sites

Now that everyone seems to be talking about Groupon, let’s switch gears and talk about the other hottest category online right now: private sales sites. Many of you are familiar with these sites but I thought it would be a good time for a post about it. Private sales sites are invitation-only communities that many […]

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Top 10 Takeaways from the NYC Wine & Food Festival

The Star Studded Chef’s panel was amazing and featured Chefs Daniel Boulud (Cafe Boulud, Bar Pleides, DB Bistro Moderne, Bar Boulud and DBGB Kitchen) and Jean-Georges Vongerichten (26 restaurants including Jean-Georges) and Michael White (Marea, Alto and Convivio). Even if you’re not a foodie you’ll definitely know that these are major players by their restaurants).

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Surprising Wine Facts

95% of US wine production comes from California; Airén is the most widely planted grape in the world. It is only found in Spain and is used for fortifying wine. (Sherry, Marsala & Brandy); Spain has the largest amount of land planted for growing wine; Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world

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Wine for wine lovers: Getting to know Bordeaux

Wine study is more than just tasting wine. In this case, they really don’t care if you like it or not, that’s not the point. The point is to understand styles and tastes of different regions. There is tasting but no drinking (yes, you spit it out). This is serious stuff and extremely intensive. Wine school brings together a study of geography, history, climate, viticulture (growing of grapes) and viniculture (wine making). It is incredible how much information there is to know when you start to dig into this. I am excited to share this with you!

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Get to know and love these apps

I’m always curious to see what iPhone apps people use. I wanted to share 10 apps I use all the time.  (BTW, what did we do before iPhones?) 1. Wine Snob – I am addicted!  This app helps me remember what wines I have tasted so I always have a record of what I like […]

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Tasting Notes from the NY Wine Expo

On Friday night I ventured out into a very snowy New York and went to the NY Wine Expo at the Javitz Center.  I wasn’t sure what to expect and whether this would be a world tour of wine or just a few wineries who could afford to be there.  The Sobe Wine and Food […]

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