Monthly Archives: September 2011

Just Me in D.C.

Hey guys – It has been a busy week! Yes, in between my travels to D.C. for work and studying for my sommelier exam (yes, it is this Sunday – send me happy thoughts!), I’ve managed to have a glass … Continue reading

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Looking for ‘Love’ in All the Wrong Places?

Last weekend, I read an article in The Wall Street Journal about the rise and fall of Syrah/Shiraz, and the author basically held up a mirror to my journey with red wine over the past ten years. She described a decade where wine … Continue reading

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Chicago ‘Go To’ Spots

The WWG was in Chicago last weekend for wine school and a girl’s night out in the city. My friends and I only needed to pick a restaurant and after-dinner drink spot, but frankly, our party of current/former Chicago residents experienced ‘option overload’. You know, when having … Continue reading

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WWG’s Guide to Portland: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Over Labor Day weekend, I traveled to Portland and discovered a city teeming with friendly people, beautiful beverages, and scrumptious eateries. In short, it is a great destination for a long weekend getaway! And for those of you watching your waistline, … Continue reading

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Saturdays are Always Sunny in Portland!

OK, I admit, that title may be misleading given how much it rains, but I’ll always remember this beautiful sunny Saturday as typical of Portland–warm, inviting, and filled with nature’s bounty. It was a great Saturday! And I’m sure your Saturday in … Continue reading

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A Picturesque Pair–Portland and Pinot

On Sunday, the WWG decided to make a pilgrimage to an area that currently rivals France’s Burgundy region for the hearts and minds of Pinot lovers everywhere–Oregon’s Willamette Valley. I was primed to hit four wineries in about five hours on Sunday, so like any athlete before the … Continue reading

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Riesling and Thai, Oh My!

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In the summer of Riesling, it only seems fitting to highlight my ‘first love’ in wine. Maybe it’s my German ancestry or maybe it’s just the alluring scents that usually accompany it in the glass or maybe it’s just downright … Continue reading

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