organic: a lifestyle and these wineries are livin’ it

Earth-friendly and organic, as a lifestyle,  is something that is emphasized to the younger generation now more than ever. With Earth Day  this Sunday, April 22nd, this week has been ‘Earth Week’ in Noblesville Schools and not only is my son participating in a tree planting ceremony, his spelling words for the week include reduce, […]

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Top 10 wines for 2010

THE RESULTS ARE IN… Here are your Top 10 wines for 2010 as voted by you. As you review the list below, you’ll be stuck by one common theme, price. It is no surprise to any of us, but 2010 was the year of the bargin. Old World classics took a back seat to New […]

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Riedel, it does make a difference!

Have you ever tasted a wine in a restaurant, fell in love with it…but when you tasted it again, it was…..well…..less than spectacular??  You might think to yourself, maybe the food made a difference…..or maybe it was because it was our second bottle…..or maybe I just remembered wrong. I have another option to offer…….maybe it […]

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beaujolais nouveau day!

Beaujolais Nouveau started in 1935, the wines would be rushed to Paris as the first wines of the vintage. Shockingly enough, it became so famous that by the 1970’s it was a national event known as “Beaujolais Nouveau Day”. Beaujolais has close to 4,000 growers and Beaujolais Nouveau makes up almost 50% of the region’s […]

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It's pronounced "MEHR – ih – TEJ"!!!

The one phrase that almost always precedes a question about a particular old world wine is “I’m not sure how to pronounce it..”. So here I will try to shed some light on some of terms I hear most commonly mispronounced, and how to say them with confidence! Meritage: A trademarked term used to describe […]

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What does "VALUE" mean?

Value. A word all too common in these dark days. One would almost have try to find a single ad that doesn’t contain it. It’s simply the nature of the common consumer to want the most distance out of their hard earned and increasingly volatile discretionary spending. However, I feel that marketers and businesses (being […]

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