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About nick

I grew up on 3 continents and traveled the world as a kid thanks to my dad's professional soccer coaching carrier. I speak, read and write five languages perfectly, have a degree in International Business and have worked in the wine business in NY for 20 years. I've been married to my wife Laura for 17 years and we have beautiful triplet daughters. My passions are wine, fly fishing, photography, golf and the NY Jets and my most recent discovery is blogging.

Move to Suffern office is complete

Pfew…moving is such a bitch! Rad Grapes has officially moved into our Suffern, NY office on Lafayette Avenue. That being said, we are in the midst of our second family & business downsizing in as many years. With the triplets … Continue reading

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My full plate

The next few months are going to be rough. Lots of personal and business changes coming. You think you have it rough? Ok… First step is to close our Wyckoff office and move all operations to Suffern. Second step is … Continue reading

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New wines for Spring

I find it hard to write this today, after just digging ourselves out, as I look at a foot and a half of fresh snow in my yard from yesterday’s Nor’easter, but alas it must be done… Having parted ways … Continue reading

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Playing around with Linux

Some of you may already know that I’ve been a tech geek for a long time…since my Radio Shack TRS-80 back in 1979, I’ve always kept up with computers, PCs and new technologies. I still manage 99% of Rad Grapes … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

First of all, good riddance to 2016. Tough year on so many fronts, from sales to the Jets, to politics. I have many exciting things to look forward to in 2017 and I’m looking forward to getting the ball rolling … Continue reading

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Lots of changes…

Chchchchanges…for the better. It’s been a busy few months for the glorified-one-man-show, as we enter the busy Holiday season. Lots of road time and working 6 days a week, leaves little time for else. A few Jets home games have … Continue reading

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Everyone needs at least some time off…

Call it what you will; time off, vacation, R&R…for us mere mortals it is not always easy or possible, even when we are willing to take any significant time off. However…most of us, even the workaholics, like me – It’s … Continue reading

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This Rose craze…

You may reading or hearing about the rise in popularity of Rose, or you may be just unwittingly contributing to the recent craze just by drinking and enjoying some Rose wine. What’s going on? Why has Rose become so popular? … Continue reading

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Old friends coming back…

A few years back, and for several years Rad Grapes represented the Vina Amalia wines from Carlos Basso in NY. The line we originally sold included the Vina Amalia Malbec Reserva and the Vina Amalia Cabernet Reserva. These were not … Continue reading

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Only Piedmont’s finest can be Sassaia

Yes Virginia, we now sell some awesome Gavi, Barolo and Barbaresco too… Since I’ve been remiss in posting regularly about so many new happenings at Rad Grapes as mentioned in a recent post, I’m fixing that. Last Fall I added … Continue reading

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