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Wine Time, Coming Soon

Readying to dust off the wine notebook....

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Light and Airy Long-Term Travel Souvenir Idea No. 001

Just a handful of corks collected over the past eight months on the road. I wish I had saved more of them. Easy to pack and they...

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Mulled Wine and Semi-Automatics

One thing I’ve always loved in Ljubljana‘s old town in December is that you can find and enjoy a delicious cup of mulled wine...

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Drink wine, don’t get sunburned

I’ll drink to that. (The University of Barcelona study cited focuses on sauvignon blanc). The Body Odd – Drink wine,...

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Still life with mannequin and wine bottle

Have you ever seen a mannequin with tan lines? Seen in ‘Allo Robert’ in Menton, France, currently my favorite antique/junk shop...

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2001 Chateau Rieussec

Had a rockin’ sauternes after dinner last night at a nice little jardin restaurant in Lille, France, a 2001 Chateau Rieussec. It was...

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Wine (Good for Women)

Seen today on a menu in Sapa, Vietnam. The differences weren’t clearly explained, only that the sex-specific wines were distinct...

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Four hours to kill at Vienna Airport?

There’s only one reasonable option, the delightfully Austrian-sounding Wine & More. It’s a comfortable and snazzy wine, cheese and...

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Roman Baggage.

No visit to Italy is complete without a quick wine shopping trip to push the limits of my baggage weight allowance. Any thoughts,...

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Slovenian wine notebook

Actually, not really. But hopefully this pic taken yesterday in a friend’s cellar will act as reminder to catch up with a small stack...

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Jancis Robinson on Slovenian wines

Better late than never. Just found an article published more than a year-and-a-half ago by renowned wine writer and critic Jancis Robinson,...

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Santomas, Slovenia’s priciest wines, in brief

A nice write-up late last month in the Financial Times about Santomas, one of Slovenia’s priciest wineries. I’ve tried several...

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LJ Pic of the Day

From yesterday’s Cvičkarija festival in Ljubljana, a celebration for Dolenjska’s cviček wine, which was a key ingredient for...

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Still Life With Corks and Plastic Yellow Seahorses

If you’ve ever wanted to see a bathtub full of corks, you can now cross that off of your list of Things to See Before You Die. I had...

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Hungarian Baggage

A few bottles that jumped out at me at Budapest airport last week. Any thoughts, suggestions, notes, and/or observations would be most...

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Obama Wines

Keeping with the St. Martin’s day theme and before I forget, notes on a few wines that were uncorked before the champagne during the...

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October pic(k)s

This shot, another of the front of Slovenia’s Parliament, is a fitting one for today, the kick-off of St. Martin’s Day...

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In the Raw: Nude Sushi Modeling

The first wave of anxiety hit me during the subway ride to Ambassador Wines and Spirits, at 54th Street and Second Avenue, in Manhattan. I...

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Early Warning: 11th Slovenian Wine Festival set for November 19-21

I won’t be there (out of town) but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t. No complete details available yet, but recent...

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Wine and Hard Times

Don’t dive out of the window into a shallow pool of cheap jug wine just yet. From Robin Garr‘s 30 Second Wine Advisor last...

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