Monthly Archives: October 2010

The US economy under Republicans and Democrats

I  usually don’t re-post a whole blog entry from another blog, but I just could not resist.  The post and charts below were lifted from Mark Summer’s post on the Daily Kos. There is no clearer indication of the difference … Continue reading

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A Sit-Down with Felipe Müller of Chile’s Viña Tabali

Below is an excerpt from a James Molesworth article regarding his recent meeting and interview with Felipe Muller from Vina Tabali….a link to the full article on the Wine Spectator site is provided below… A Sit-Down with Felipe Müller of … Continue reading

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Sunday tunes…

It is a beautiful fall day here in New Jersey; not Jets game (they have a bye this week) and I’m just getting some yard work and a little house work done….music helps the mood. One of my favorite Bob … Continue reading

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The Politics of today…

I just read a magnificent quote from Bill Maher that encapsulates the current political climate and the real difference between the two parties, with incredible clarity and just had to share it, even with all its cynicism…this is meant for … Continue reading

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Launching the Ventisquero Queulat wines in NY

Even though we did not have very good attendance at the Puro Chile tasting event, with the help of some friends (Thanks Laurence and Ophelia) representing the winery, Rad Grapes launched the Vina Ventisquero Queulat Gran Reserva wines on Friday … Continue reading

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Having some fun with Felipe Muller

I spent several days working the NY market with Felipe Muller, the famed winemaker from Chile’s Vina Tabali. That was two weeks ago, but I have been so swamped since then that I have not had the time to let … Continue reading

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Off-Premise Wine Sales Increase in September

It looks like consumers are going out to restaurants even less and since they dinning at home more, they starting to spend a little more on wine…”Other price segments showing strong growth include the $12 to 14.99 and $15 to … Continue reading

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Visiting winemaker

One of the most enjoyable parts of what I do is the opportunity to work the market, tasting wine with our customers along with visiting winemakers. If you really want to learn what individual wines are all about; if you … Continue reading

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