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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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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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Cookbook author (non) wine talk with Michael Stern

“I don’t drink wine, and neither does Jane,” was the first thing Michael Stern said to me as we started our conversation. “So, I hope this doesn’t short-circuit our talk!” Not a chance. One of the reasons I wanted to … Continue reading

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Introducing bricks and mortar, even though they’re not ours

We’re proud to announce that you can now buy 15 different wines imported by First Vine at DCanter, Washington DC’s newest wine store!  DCanter is located at 545 8th St. SE, on Barrack’s Row. Shocking, right?  We’ve sold wine to … Continue reading

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Tapas — ¡No Más!

I’m beginning to hate tapas. There.  I said it. OK, I guess I don’t hate the concept of tapas, I just hate how they’re typically served here in DC.  My experience with highly-rated DC tapas places has shown me that … Continue reading

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Historic preservation through winemaking

I have to admit that I get to see a lot of beautiful places as a wine importer.  People don’t go on reverently about the South of France for nothing, after all.  For most of first vine’s producers in the … Continue reading

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