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Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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....

Roberto Viernes
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 // California Drought’s Effect On Vineyards
“Waiwai” in Hawaiian means “rich” or “valuable.” It has the connotations of wealth. “Wai” also is the Hawaiian word for “water.” One of the essential...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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...

Roberto Viernes
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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