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Ice, Ice, Ice (Wine) Baby!


This cold weather we’re having is really getting to me.  (That may account for my Vanilla-Ice-inspired, attempt-at-a-humorous-title today.)  Brrrr….. Here in Southeast Michigan, we’re having one of the coldest winters on record.  (I have no room to complain, of course, with our friends in Boston receiving about 100 […]

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sulfites (But Were Afraid to Ask)


I am pretty sure that most of you have wondered, at least once, about the note on wine labels saying `contains sulfites`.  And, although most often this question is fully forgotten a few minutes after sipping the first glass of wine (especially if this is a good […]

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Don’t Mess with Texas – It’s Texas Wine Month!

WCG - Texas Wine Month Graphic

When you think of the great state of Texas, what are the first things that come to mind?  For me, here are my personal list 10 things that come to mind when I think of Texas: Don’t mess with Texas. Everything is big in Texas. There is no […]

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Review: Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

Wine Scratch and Sniff Book

The more that I learn about wine, the more I enjoy it. Whether it is from tasting something new at a winery, exploring a food pairing suggested by a wine club, or reading articles about the wine industry, I am constantly amazed at how wine education really […]

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Learning About Wine: Today’s Lesson is Spain and Spanish Wine (video)

WCG - Etty and Todd talking Columbus Day Wines 600w with caption

We were fortunate enough to interview a true wine expert for yesterday’s post, which was inspired by Columbus Day. In that original post, we wanted to  highlight and explore countries that were linked to Christopher Columbus.  The original intention was to make a single video that highlighted […]

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Columbus Day Inspired Wine Education – Learning About Italian Wine.

WCG - Etty and Todd talking Columbus Day Wines 600w

Today is Columbus Day, a day we celebrate the discovery of our land in 1492. Since I have been out of school for so many years, I must admit, I didn’t remember much about the Columbus Day Holiday. So, I did a little research. As we contemplated […]

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