» No comments   |   Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 11:29 am

For the I-don’t-know-how-many-years-in-a-row, I have missed the Fete de Vendange de Montmartre. In fact, since this neighborhood festival started in 1934, I have missed all but two of them. I think of this only because today, October 11, is the last day of the 2015 festival, which has been running all week. They say half-a-million [...]

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» No comments   |   Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Last week I made my annual visit to the Gruet Cellars on the edge of Albuquerque. Ever since a Cincinnati wine steward recommended a Gruet Brut as an aperitif some dozen years ago, I have been a regular consumer and pleased eventually to count Nathalie Gruet a friend. Nathalie has recently retired, but her spirit [...]

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» No comments   |   Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm

It’s good when a wine man comes calling. A long-time friend from California wine country showed up this week with, among other things, a bottle of 2010 Myriad Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain. Had he not made it known to me, I might never have heard of it, because Myriad distributes only by [...]

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