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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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Vino Sense // Wine Predictions For The New Year
Happy New Year to all! Here are my predictions for 2014. I hope it is an awesome year for you. 1) If you have not...

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Vino Sense // A Wish List For Merry Oenophiles
Merry Christmas, everyone! Here is my list of Christmas wishes for Santa this year. 1) I wish that there was a way for everyone to...

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Vino Sense // Bubbling Over With Joy Of The Season
If you are as big a Champagne fanatic as I am, you love it when December rolls around. You don’t have to answer questions like...

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Vino Sense // Top 10 Wine Experiences Of The Year
Some wine magazines have listed their top 100 wines of the year, but I have my top 10 wine experiences of the year. I have...

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Vino Sense // Knowledge Can Improve A Wine’s Taste
This is a story of the chicken and the egg. Which came first? Which one is more important? I pondered this conundrum after a benefit...

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Vino Sense // The Most Hedonistic Time Of The Year
Oooh yeah! Thanksgiving is here and, as you may know, it is my favorite holiday of the year. I think it is the most hedonistic...

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Vino Sense // Mixed Message: Phones At Wine Dinners
So I am hosting a wine dinner at one of our local Italian restaurants, and between courses I notice that almost everyone is tapping away...

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Vino Sense // Next Generation Of Master Sommeliers
I think the wine service in Hawaii just got better over the past three days. Yes, almost overnight, the knowledge, service standards and abilities of...

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Vino Sense // A Sommelier’s Brewing Love Of Beer
My wife noticed that I have been drinking more beer lately. I know that the name of this column is Vino Sense and that I...

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Vino Sense // Pairing Wines With The Best Of Sicily
Someone in the wine business once told me, “You go to France for the wine and to Italy for the food.” I immediately thought that...

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