Monthly Archives: May 2010

Whatever Germany does, the euro as we know it is dead

There are a few reasons why what is happening to Europe and the Euro are relevant to the wine business and me personally. Many of you may know that I was born and raised in Europe and still have family … Continue reading

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People Who Drink Half Bottle of Wine a Day Are Healthier, Study Finds

I am not a Doctor, but I lead a relatively healthy lifestyle and drink about half a bottle of wine a day…I can’t believe I am actually quoting and linking to Fox News, but here it is… Wine lovers rejoice. … Continue reading

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What would Jeff Spiccoli say?

I’ve had several friends and customers who asked me today, “did you read the Times Dining & Wine section today?”…No.  It is actually something my wife reminds me to do every Wednesday, since she is the one who usually checks … Continue reading

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FOREX-Euro resumes slide as doubts swirl over aid plan

Relief impact of emergency aid package proves temporary * Focus shifts back to debt problems in euro zone * Sterling rebounds from early losses (Updates prices, adds comment, changes byline) By Steven C. Johnson NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) – … Continue reading

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Southern Wine & Spirits seeks loans of $2 billion

Enough said… Karma is a bitch…

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Orale!

It was about time…I lived in Spain for 5 years and Spanish is among the 5 languages I speak like a native, but my “wine” vocabulary is weak. I will be ordering a copy for myself. Napa Valley teacher creates … Continue reading

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Finally…a quiet Sunday at home

Boy, it takes a few weeks to recover from a week off…Grandpa took the whole family down to Disney a few weeks ago and since we returned I have been working very long hours, including quite a bit last weekend. … Continue reading

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