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Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Pairing Wines With ‘Stinky’ Cuban Cigars
There is a four-letter word that has some people salivating about obtaining enjoyable consumables that are, up to this point, illegal. The word is Cuba....

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Vino Sense // Wine Imports, Sales By The Numbers
I just received a copy of the Gomberg Report, which details wine sales and imports for the United States. There were some very interesting developments...

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Vino Sense // Tidbits From A Tasting Trip To France
Just coming back from France, I have a few little tidbits I wanted to share with you, from some of the kookiest things I have...

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Vino Sense // A Tasting Tour Of France
I just spent 10 days in France visiting some of the classic growing regions. It was cold and rainy for many of the days, but...

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Vino Sense // French Wineries Shrug Off Security
With the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris still ringing in our collective consciousness, I was asked about what French wineries do about security....

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Vino Sense // The Good, Bad And Corked In Sales Pitches
I have been buying and selling wines for almost 20 years now, and a master sommelier since 2005. So, I have some experience with sales...

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Vino Sense // When Critics Are Overrated, Not The Wine
Have you ever had an “overrated” wine? What is it that makes it overrated? Do they hype the ratings or the expectations? Conversely maybe you...

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Vino Sense // The Value Of Wine Goes Beyond Dollars
As a wine writer, I struggle with these questions on a weekly basis: What is a wine’s worth? How do we measure the value of...

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Vino Sense // Wine (And Beer) Trends And Prophecies
With 2015 knocking at our door, I thought this would be a good time to issue my predictions in wine for the upcoming year and...

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Vino Sense // A Christmas Party Wine List — Cheers!
When is too much good wine too much? A friend of mine puts that question to the test every winter with a Christmas party that...

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Vino Sense // Last-minute Gift Ideas For Wine Lovers
Christmas is barely a week away, and I am still trying to figure out what to get for a few people. I know this is...

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Vino Sense // The Wine Elf’s Gift Ideas For Oenophiles
Black Friday and Cyber Monday already have passed, but I have some great gift ideas for that wine lover in your life. Wines can be...

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Vino Sense // Tips For Holiday Wining And Dining
Happy holidays! Celebrations will be in full swing, with family and friends the centerpiece of every gathering. Wine only will enhance the joy and cheer....

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Vino Sense // Top Six Pinot Noirs For Thanksgiving
If you have been reading this column for the past few years, you already know that my top three wines to pair with Thanksgiving meals...

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Vino Sense // A Few Pet Peeves At Wine Tastings
I was walking my dog around the neighborhood one day, and saw that one of my neighbors had put up a sign on his yard...

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Vino Sense // Vintners Know Which Way The Wind Blows
Here in Hawaii, we can always tell which way the wind is blowing. We love the trade winds and we complain when they die down...

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Vino Sense // A Wine Tasting Experience To Remember
I have been enjoying the wines from this estate for more than a dozen years now, and yet I have never managed to visit it....

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Vino Sense // Killer Recommendations For Halloween
The day that allows people to dress up as an alter ego and gives some just enough reason to be as crazy as they want...

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Vino Sense // The Best Tools For Opening Up A Bottle
There are as many varieties of wine openers as Imelda Marcos has shoes. Each new producer of them has its own spin on how to...

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Vino Sense // Stealing The Stage From The Star
Have you ever gone to a stage presentation, play or musical and are so impressed by the supporting actor or singer that they overshadow the...

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