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It’s enough to give you nightmares

I’ve noticed as I get older that I don’t sleep as well as I used to.  So I set aside time to listen to Dr. Matthew Walker’s interview on “Fresh Air.”  He’s the director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Human … Continue reading

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New Adventures on the Wine Route

The first book I read when I was thinking of becoming a wine importer was Kermit Lynch’s Adventures on the Wine Route.  And I think if you asked most people in the wine business, they’d tell you it was an early … Continue reading

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A different look at sustainable farming

I’ve written a lot about sustainability over the past year and how it relates to wine grape growing and wine production.  But it hadn’t occurred to me to look at how sustainability works in other agricultural sectors. Then while driving … Continue reading

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Last of the summer wine recipes

As promised in the previous post, this is the last of three summer wine recipes.  I’ll be posting more recipes, of course – but this is the last of a series designed specifically for summer eating.  In addition, I made … Continue reading

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Summer recipes, Part 3 — with a whole bottle of wine in there

Happy August!  Cy and I have been on vacation.  I meant to put up a recipe while we were away, but it just didn’t happen.  Mostly because there wasn’t a rainy day where I’d have been inside looking for things … Continue reading

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Summer recipes, part two. Now with more wine.

I don’t know if you all feel this way, but I generally think of wine as a cooler-weather cooking ingredient.  When I started putting together recipes for summer blog posts, wine didn’t immediately come to mind as anything more than … Continue reading

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Summer recipes, part 1

It has definitely been a summer of eating so far.  And Cy and I haven’t even left for our week of lobster rolls and twice-a-day cocktails.  So many good things to eat this year!  I didn’t get a chance to … Continue reading

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Perhaps you can buy happiness after all

As part of looking back on 10 years of importing and selling wine, I wrote a post a couple of months ago about how my millennial customers generally don’t buy the same wine twice.  The most common explanation for this, … Continue reading

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Making wine Instagram-mable again

Even though I have lots of wine-loving friends, I’ve noticed that more of them post food photos on social media than wine photos.  Not that they don’t take wine-related photos, just that there are barely any featuring a particular wine.  … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary Musings, Part 2

I’ve done a lot of wine tastings in 10 years of importing and retailing.  From pouring in a shop that sells our wines to guided wine tastings in people’s homes.  I’ve served as entertainment for corporate events, bridal showers, and … Continue reading

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