Showtime! (Part Tres)

Yes, Part Tres (that’s “three” to you non-Spanish-speaking readers).  What, more shows?  Yep, yet more chances to drink tons of crap before (hopefully) finding the delicious needle hidden in the haystack.  The wine business trade show season is for the most part lined up earlier in the year, and a large number of them are […]

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Showtime! (Part Deux)

Of course, setting aside the piss-poor wines and sad stories at trade shows, there are some good things.  Like getting to see the wineries I work with up close and personal.  Case in point: after the fairs in Montpellier, I made my way north to the city of Angers, in the Loire Valley, a few […]

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Showtime! (Part One)

That picture?  That’s about 1600 wines waiting to abuse my tongue and liver. Early every year, there are a slew of wine trade shows in the South of France.  Now, not being one to suffer needlessly, it’s hard to say no to these.  My choice is thus cold, snowy, windy New York, or warm, sunny […]

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