Two Years of Wine – Gary V. is Right

It has been an interesting journey, but over the last two years I’ve gone from a total wine newbie to someone that knows the difference between viognier, sauvignon blanc, and chardonnay. Ever since my doctor recommended hinted that there might be health benefits, I’ve taken my obsessive personality and tracked and reviewed everything that I tried. I had help along…

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NYT: New Hints Seen That Red Wine May Slow Aging

I always love to see that wine is actually good for you. This study is specifically about longevity. Of course, please drink responsibly. New Hints Seen That Red Wine May Slow Aging Red wine may be much more potent than was thought in extending human life span, a new report suggests.

My Technology is Conspiring Against Me

Today was one of those days. With guests staying with us, I shut down my desktop machine, an old dual-processor G4 from 2002. It is quite noisy. When I went to power it up this morning, it didn’t. Nothing, nada, zip. Uh-oh. Usual tricks didn’t work either. Double uh-oh. So I walked away to try to enjoy the rest of…

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The Big Idea: Gary Vaynerchuk

Check out this moment with Wine Library’s Gary Vaynerchuk on “The Big Idea”  at this link. ”People are always talking about what you’re doing now… To me, it’s not what you’re doing now, it’s about where you’re going.” – Gary Vaynerchuk And Donny Deutsch responds… “The difference between staying small and getting big in what ever you do in life…it’s…

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Shipping Wine

When I lived in California, I didn’t drink wine. Now I live in New Jersey and I love trying many wines. Thanks to some old fashioned laws leftover from prohibition, shipping wines to New Jersey is a pain. And, many other states suffer with similar problems. What does this mean? It means that I cannot order wines from around the…

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Dinner with Andy Troutman

Last night, our family and the friends we are staying with had the privilege of having dinner with wine maker Andy Troutman and his family. Since I’ve been a little bit obsessed with wine for the past 18 months, I seriously enjoyed the whole experience. Andy’s house is at the Winery at Wolf Creek, somewhere near Canton, Akron, and Cleveland,…

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Over 130 Bottles, No Repeats

Since my 35th birthday back in November of 2006, I have been on a quest to expand my wine tasting palate. Like everything that I do and similar to my father, I make my interests into obsessions. In my house, I’m the only one that drinks wine. The kids like to smell the wine, usually claiming that they smell “strawberries…

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