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Über Winos Summit:  Fall 2012

Über Winos Summit: Fall 2012

I live in NYC.  Okay, well Brooklyn actually, but you know what I mean.  And I have been lucky enough to meet a lot of great people who are involved with wine, be it in the industry or as a consumer, or somewhere in between.  So it comes with the territory in a place like...
Ridge Vineyard's Paul Draper on “Pre-Industrial Winemaking”

Ridge Vineyard’s Paul Draper on “Pre-Industrial Winemaking”

Before I knew anything about wine other than I liked it, I found Ridge Vineyards.  When I first tried Ridge, I fell in love with wine.  It tasted different from other wines, and I knew that my life would be forever changed.  It is what wine lovers refer to as an epiphany wine, for me. ...
Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting @ Union Square Wines

Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting @ Union Square Wines

I barely made it onto the list for a tasting of wines from one of my all time favorite wineries, Ridge Vineyards.  It virtually sold out immediately and I went on the waiting list and got lucky enough to score a couple of seats.  Winemaker Eric Baugher was on hand to discuss Ridge and walk...
4th of July Wines

4th of July Wines

We spent the 4th of July weekend down in Georgia at my parent’s house on beautiful Lake Okonee.  It was not quite as hot as NYC and we had some great food and tried a bunch of different wines from my parents wine cellar, aka, the basement.  I will review the three reds pictured here,...
South African Wine Safari Tasting at Union Square Wines

South African Wine Safari Tasting at Union Square Wines

Coming off of the fabulous Magnum Opus dinner, I didn’t think my week could get much better.  But it did.  Andre Shearer of Cape Classics was in town and my friend Shabnam and I attended a tasting of South African wines (that’s the three of us at the event).  Andre is the founder of Cape...