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  • Touring the Hudson Valley

    This week, I visited the mid-Hudson valley area for both work and pleasure. My wife graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, so I’ve been traveling to the area since... Read More »
  • Small Country, Big Wine

    Portugal is the relative size of Maine. Nevertheless, the country contains the ninth largest total vineyard area in the world. It also ranks eleventh globally in wine production, and... Read More »
  • Where the Wildlings Are

    Australian wine has had a bumpy last decade in America. But with new entries like Wildling, there appears a rosier future. After U.S. sales of Australian wine ballooned in the... Read More »
  • A Lesson in Polish Potatoes

    Last week I had lunch with Chopin Vodka founder Tad Dorda and his daughter Alexandra, the company’s Brand Ambassador, to discuss the changing vodka market and the brand’s off-premise... Read More »
  • A Study in Soave

    Twelve miles east of Verona sits one of Italy’s most historically celebrated white wine regions. In 1931, Soave joined Chianti as the country’s first two areas recognized as delimited wine-producing regions. Today, Soave... Read More »
  • No Excuse Not to Get Involved

    A few weeks ago I was in Washington, DC, meeting with a number of beverage industry associations and organizations to learn more about the people who are fighting on... Read More »