Archive for the ‘New Zealand’ Category

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Around the Wine World in Eight Days – New Zealand continued

Around the Wine World in Eight Days – New Zealand continued   Turkey – Tuesday Chile – Wednesday Argentina – Thursday France – Friday And we’re taking off the weekend, sightseeing in France Spain – Monday Germany – Tuesday Australia – Wednesday New Zealand – Thursday — and today’s continuation into Friday.   Today is […]

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Around the Wine World in Eight Days – New Zealand

Today is the eighth day of Around the Wine World in Eight Days, so today is New Zealand. It’s also a lovely ending to a massive project that I decided to undertake. I’ve come to think of it as a self-inflicted education, due to the massiveness of it all. The most significant part of this […]

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Around the Wine World in Seven Days

Around the Wine World in Seven Days is going to be a celebration of my appreciation for the wine import brands that have discovered and appreciate Wine Blog as a resource. I’ve always had winged feet. If it’s from somewhere else, I want to explore it all. While my immediate neighborhood has always been import-ant […]

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Upside down boot + Rightside up New Zealand’s wines

Did you ever thing  about New Zealand being an upside down boot? Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on. Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, he wrote: I saw your blog… hilarious to […]

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“Wines of the Southern Hemisphere” makes me want to go “Down Under”

The Complete Guide: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere is an amazing gift. To have this book for my wine library is a tremendous resource; and, making the time to read it delivered even more gifts. Written by Mike Desimone & Jeff Jenssen, two very savvy World Wine Guys who are wine, spirits, food, and travel […]

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Seeking out “The Seeker” ~ It’s worth the search

I’m a sucker for good marketing… Because I’m in marketing. Occasionally I see someone writing about and knocking a brand that arrives, because there are accoutrements that accompany the wine. It’s like the plague just arrived at their doorstep. It always makes me giggle. (I wonder if they’re hooked on Mad Men, like I am.) […]

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Have you ever notice that New Zealand is an upside down boot?

FIRST PUBLISHED 2010/06/15… I wonder why nobody ever talks about New Zealand being an upside down boot? Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on. Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, then wrote: I […]

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Perfect Pinots & Beaujolais Get the Bird ~ And the Post Poultry Party Will Rock with Porto

ABOUT THE BIG BIRD Years ago I realized that Pinot Noir and Beaujolais are the perfect Thanksgiving wines for really enjoying the big bird. It’s probably my French DNA that loves great these two so much… The earthy notes, the round, voluptuous flavors that fill my mouth, and send essences of rich, rip plums to […]

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Wines To Fall In Love With This Valentine’s Day

You just know that I’m going to say Petite Sirah, don’t you? And, you’d be right. Why else would I have a food and wine event always right near February 14th? We never have PS I Love You’s annual food and wine event, called Dark & Delicious, right on that day, because being with about […]

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Did you ever notice that New Zealand is an upside down boot?

How come nobody ever talks about New Zealand being an upside down boot? Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on. Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, then wrote: I saw your blog today, […]