Archive for the Tag 'Kevin Zraly'

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Castello di Meleto: Gaiole in Chianti – Tuscany, The Adventure Begins with a View From the Bluest Sky

[PHOTO: Antonia Caserta of Castello di Meleto. All other images in this story were taken by Jo Diaz] Day 1 – Flew into Rome as a guest of both Castello di Meleto in Gaiole ~ In the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany and Colonnara Viticultori in Cupramontana ~ In the Castelli di Jesi region of Le Marche […]

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Karen MacNeil’s The Wine Bible ~ Should Be in Everyone’s Wine Book Library

[PHOTO: from Karen MacNeil’s Website] I got my The Wine Bible, long before I began reviewing wine books. The copyright on my copy of this book is from 2001. Once I started reviewing books, it didn’t occur to me to go backwards in my amazing  and developing library for any books already collected. But, every […]

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Kevin Zraly’s “Windows on the World Complete Wine Course” ~ The Phoenix Continues to Rise

On this 11th anniversary of September 11, we all woke up today remembering exactly how we found out that terrorists had invaded our world, on that fateful day in 2001. Some of us are one degree of separation, as I am, for being connected to a person who lost his or her life. The rest […]

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All Hail the Grape Goddess ~ Catherine Fallis ~ Wine Writer

I’ve personally marveled at those people who become Master Sommeliers, because they not only have to be able to identify vitis from all over the world, but they’ve also got to know the spirits world really well, too… And cigars… (Sorry, tobacco was my father’s death, so I can’t even go there). Their knowledge is […]