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Pairs With Skinner Vineyards Grenache and The Top 3 Wine And Sex Facts

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Pairs With Skinner Vineyards Grenache and The Top 3 Wine And Sex Facts
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Wine and sex have been a winning combination for the last 8,000 years. Turns out some guy in South Caucasus decided the Best Date Night Ever would be to dig up the grape juice he buried the winter before and drink it under the stars.… Read More »Pairs With Skinner Vineyards Grenache and The Top 3 Wine And Sex Facts

The Sexual Harassment Problem at The Court of Sommeliers

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The Sexual Harassment Problem at The Court of Sommeliers
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On October 29th, 2020, an article appeared in the New York Times reporting on widespread sexual harassment of Master Sommelier candidates and other women affiliated with the Court. Unfortunately, most women saw this as just another day in the wine business, if not corporate American in general.… Read More »The Sexual Harassment Problem at The Court of Sommeliers

Pairs With Transporter Cabernet and Becoming Your Parents

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Pairs With Transporter Cabernet and Becoming Your Parents
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There comes a point in every person’s life—that one, seminal moment—when you realized you are becoming your parents. Maybe you blurt out that one thing your mother always said, or you find yourself telling Dad Jokes…like, the very same Dad Jokes your dad told. Is… Read More »Pairs With Transporter Cabernet and Becoming Your Parents

Pairs With 2016 Dow Port Wine and New Music With DJ White Chocolate

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Pairs With 2016 Dow Port Wine and New Music With DJ White Chocolate
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For me, there’s nothing like a glass of 2016 Dow Port Wine to get the music-juices flowing. So when I got to pop open a bottle of this amazing 98-Point vintage, I knew it was time to start spinning. Spinning records, that is. In this… Read More »Pairs With 2016 Dow Port Wine and New Music With DJ White Chocolate

Stories From The Edge of The Wine Glass, Part 1: Wasted

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Stories From The Edge of The Wine Glass, Part 1: Wasted
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Stories from the edge: Wasted. Wasting time. Wasted days and wasted nights. In this first part of a four-part series, we listen to stories from the edge centered around a common theme: Wasted. I am joined by storytellers Stuart Jacobson and Miyo Yamauchi, as well… Read More »Stories From The Edge of The Wine Glass, Part 1: Wasted

Clay Shannon Cabernet and My Super Weird Neighbor

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Clay Shannon Cabernet and My Super Weird Neighbor
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Everybody’s got one: the super weird neighbor who says super weird stuff and does super weird things. My fossilized-dog loving, babyless baby carriage-strolling neighbor is mine. And things just get even weirder from there… I also have a few big announcements to share, and a… Read More »Clay Shannon Cabernet and My Super Weird Neighbor

Pairs With Pommard Bourgogne and Anxiety, Part 2

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In the final part of my 2-part series, I continue examining my personal journey with anxiety: medications, therapy, lifestyle changes, more medications, self-medications, all leading to some major revelations. Of course, Wine Therapy is always key to the…

Pairs with Beekeeper Zinfandel and Anxiety, Part 1

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As one of the mellowest, live-and-let-live kind of guys on the planet, I never thought anxiety would ever be a part of my life. Turns out, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults or 18.1% of the popul…

Pairs With Girl Scout Cookies and Wine

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Pairs With Girl Scout Cookies and Wine
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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! This year is a little different, as my 9-year-old Girl Scout veteran can attest to. All cookie sales are online, as COVID has literally shut the door on person-to-person sales. But why not make the most of it and combine the …

Pairs With Sullivan Family Vineyards and Wine Trends For 2021

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Pairs With Sullivan Family Vineyards and Wine Trends For 2021
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There’s little doubt that COVID-19 has had an impact on the wine industry, but few understood how massive that impact was until the release of the Silicon Valley Bank 2021 State of The Wine Industry Report. This week, I talk with four thought leaders and…