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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