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Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Silver Oak And Twomey Cellars Preview
I recently was privileged to attend a preview tasting of the upcoming releases of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars. These wines are not yet on...

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Vino Sense // Pairing Cigars And Wines (And Food Too)
A cigar and wine pairing is not exactly ideal. Or is it? For me the two rarely go together. If ever I have a cigar,...

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Vino Sense // Crazy, Lazy, Wine-silly Days Of Summer
Summer is almost here, and I’m feeling a bit crazy! Not crazy mean, but crazy silly. I don’t know if it is that glass of...

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Vino Sense // A Taste Of Greek History For Oenophiles
I have come to expect that learning about wine has much to do with history. This day I am immersed in the history of an...

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Vino Sense // Wonderful Decadence In Portland
You can bet your wine cellar that when you get almost 30 Master Sommeliers from around the country in one place, we are going to...

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Vino Sense // Discovering Quality Wines At Every Price
Many wine critics believe that we are living through a “golden age” of wine. There are so many great wines in almost every price category....

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Vino Sense // Wine Experiences While Traveling
There are great wine experiences to be enjoyed when traveling. You might have found your favorite Chianti from a carafe in Florence. Perhaps an unforgettable...

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Vino Sense // So Many Questions For Great Vintners
If time travel were possible, where would you go to and to what time? Isn’t that a tantalizing thought? I often taste wines made by...

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Vino Sense // Showcasing Italy’s Fine Wines: Salute!
I can’t remember who told me: “You go to France for the wine and to Italy for the food.” Whoever said it obviously hasn’t tried...

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Vino Sense // Chianti: Tasting Tuscany In A Glass
For those fortunate enough to have been to Tuscany and Florence, the word Chianti can bring back great memories. Tuscany’s countryside is like no other....

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Vino Sense // A Dose Of Reality For Wine Enthusiasts
What would I do with myself if I ever hurt or killed someone while driving under the influence of alcohol? It is a sobering thought,...

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Vino Sense // Texture, Balance, Taste And Sense Of Place
I was tasting some unfamiliar wine the other day and remarked at the label of a particular bottle. It had bumps on the front of...

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Vino Sense // The Importance Of A Winemaker’s Palate
Have you ever had a meal and it came out bland? Did you ask your server to return it? Was it the chef’s fault? Have...

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Vino Sense // Pairing One Wine With Diverse Dishes
When dining out, it is rare when everyone at the table orders the same dish. Even at a table of two, each person will more...

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Vino Sense // The Rise Of The Wine Hipster
There is a new species of wine creature. One so esoteric and geeky that you will either be frightened by them or admire them for...

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Vino Sense // Touring Wine Regions Of France, Part 2
This is the second of a two-part recap of my recent visit to France (read part one here). These are my general sentiments of each...

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Vino Sense // Touring And Tasting The South Of France
This is part one in a two-part series. I have just returned from my annual January trip to France to visit some of my favorite...

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Vino Sense // A Hedonistic Evening To Remember
The bar has been set very high already this year on my hedonism scale. I was fortunate enough to attend a friend’s birthday party, which...

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Vino Sense // Color Blind When It Comes To Wine
There are many factors that affect my enjoyment of wine. The company I am in, the food with which the wine is paired, the temperature...

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Vino Sense // What’s Emotion Got To Do With It?
You may not know, but I am a bit of a car enthusiast. I can’t collect them as I do wine, but I do appreciate...

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