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Some Thinking About Bordeaux

Writer Ethan Fixell sent me (in my role as the fine wine buyer for Spec’s) some questions to answer for his upcoming article on “Selling Bordeaux Today” for… 1,035 more words

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Reviewed in Down Beat

Happy New Year! I’m thrilled about this forthcoming review of The Kind of Man I Am: Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus Jr. (@weslpress) in February’s Down Beat. Thank you @EugeneHolley !

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Idiosyncratic Champagne

You may know that I sometimes (ok, regularly) put on classes that indulge my passion for a particular sort of wine. This is one of those times. 357 more words

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My favourite stuff of 2017

I wanted to end this year with a recap of everything that I loved during this past year, a bit to remember and a bit to feel more grateful for what I have discovered. 352 more words


BEAR on BUBBLES: The Current State of Champagne

The older I get, the more Champagne I drink. Well, Champagne and other sparkling wines. Those others include other French Fizz, Cava, British Bubbles, California sparklers and even sparkling wines from Australia. 202 more words

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What I'm Reading: December 2017

At the end of every year, I take a tech sabbatical to recharge and reflect upon the year, as well as to be more present during our break.

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More on SOBs

No, this is not a Grinchy post about bad actors in the wine business – although that might be fun even if I had to change some names to protect the guilty. 183 more words

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