Monthly Archives: March 2009

Wine bill dies

Proposal to expand sales of wine to grocery stores was killed by liquor store lobby. by Lisa Fickenscher Supporters of legislation that would put wine in grocery stores say the proposed bill is dead. Gov. David Paterson and the Legislature … Continue reading

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Chardonnay in Aisle 3?

A very good article by Eric Asimov came out in the N.Y. Times yesterday, offering several points of view regarding the proposed law in N.Y. State law that would possibly allow wine sales in supermarkets. I have argued that there … Continue reading

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One of the best NYC Bars & Lounges

I’ve been selling wine in NY for almost 20 years and over the years have found places that I like to call my own, hang out in, relax, have a drink, maybe even a quick bite. Being on the road … Continue reading

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We seem to be thawing out…

Between the rather depressing economic news, the company failures, the layoffs, the foreclosures and the cold and rather long winter, it is no wonder most have been in a somber mood. We had a taste of some nice weather several … Continue reading

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Yo! ‘Was up T!

I am yet again impressed by some more wines from Washington state. The T stands for Tagaris. You’ve heard that winery name mentioned before, because Rad Grapes has been carrying the second label from Tagaris – Eliseo Silva, since last … Continue reading

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Time to cheer up, Spring is near….

It seems that between the tanking economy, the tv pundits telling is the sky is falling and the very long cold winter, we are all in some kind of funk. I predict that with the coming gradual warm-up in the … Continue reading

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New Washington State wines…

We have had lots of success with wines from the Pacific Northwest that we have added to the Rad Grapes portfolio since last fall. Whether the wines are from Oregon or Washington State, the quality at the price that I … Continue reading

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An impromptu Burgundy vs. California taste off…

After finishing my errands and food shopping yesterday, ahead of the snow storm, I  ran out to fill the gas can, just to make sure I have enough gas for the snow blower, to dig myself out. Since the gas … Continue reading

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