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My love affair with wine

I can’t remember my first crush, or my first kiss, however the moment I sipped the Bordeaux wine that transformed me from wine novice to connoisseur is forever etched in my mind. My love affair with wines began in the winter of 1994 in Besançon, France. Besançon (pronunced  \bə-ˈzan(t)-sən) is the capital and principal city of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France located close to the border of Switzerland. At that time I lived in Besançon a month longer than my student visa, family, fiance or...

I’m not drinking merlot wine, unless…

In the hit movie Sideways, actor Thomas Haden Church’s character Miles, a wine snob belts out “I’m not drinking any f**@%# merlot,” and the audience bursts into laughter.  A third of the audience recognized themselves in this statement and affirmed, “Amen.”  The others, wine novice, giggled through their confusion, wondering, “What’s wrong with merlot wine?” I had to sit back in the recliner, and take a sip of 2005 Woodward Canyon “Estate Red”   after typing that question.  What’s wrong with Merlot? Wine...

Check Please Farm to Table 2013

The Check Please! Farm to Table event was awesome! Great foods and wine, beer and spirits. I had a great time covering the event for The Chicago Defender,  Click here to  Read the article ! ...