» No comments   |   Friday, October 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm

At last it came — Champagne Day. The message from Champagne USA made it clear: the seventh annual Champagne Day is Friday, October 21. (They attribute the day’s origin to a wine blog “Vintuba.” Perhaps I’ll hear more about the 25th, recently pointed out to me as International Champagne Day. No matter, as I said […]

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» No comments   |   Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Still basking in the WINE SPECTATOR 40-year glow, I watched a short video this morning showing Alison Napjus talking with the late Etienne Hugel about pronouncing Alsace grape names. Having sat several times in that same spot with the Hugels, especially with Jean (Johny) Hugel, I felt a bit of envy, wishing I could once […]

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» No comments   |   Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm

It’s hard to believe that WINE SPECTATOR has been around for 40 years. I don’t recall when I first started reading it and subscribing to it, but I know I have been an appreciator of it almost from the beginning. As many of you know the November 15 issue contains a reprint of the very […]

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