Free Booze!

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when my wholesalers plop me down in front of a table and make me stand there like a human spigot. Granted, this is the part of the job I really love, where I get to interact with the vast, unwashed masses of humanity. Most of the time, it’s […]

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Madame Picpoul Arrives

Well, I am thrilled to announce that Felines Jourdan’s winemaker, Claude Jourdan, will be doing the rounds of New York City on Friday the 13th of February. It’s always a thrill when one of my winemakers comes to town. It’s also a thrill to say “my winemaker” or “my winery”, even though technically they’re not […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the Big Bird! I will be with family in Florida, cooking the Big Dinner, and serving Champagne and Burgundy alongside it. If my wines were in this market I’d serve the Felines Jourdan Picpoul, as I think it’s both aromatic and crisp enough to hold up to all the different flavors. Then again, I […]

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Two Days in the Languedoc

Only happy Picpoul grapes here! I next found myself in the far South of France, only an hour’s drive from the Spanish border, where the sky is bright blue and the sun’s dappled light inspires artists, philosophers, and writers. Except that when I got there it was cool, grey and rainy. Just my luck… I […]

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Meeting YOU, the end consumer

I did a tasting at K&D Wines the other day, where they sell my Picpoul (and I’m happy to report it’s flying out the door). I had the opportunity to meet you, the end consumer, and see your reaction to my wines. And this is where I get the real satisfaction out of my job. […]

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Two Great Meals in the Languedoc

After finishing my last post, I realized that my description of our buying trip might have been a tad harsh. That was not at all my intention. I was just trying to convey what we experienced during our stay in the region as wine buyers. It was a lot of hard work, but I’d do […]

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