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Wine Memories: Roman Holiday

Growing up with three siblings spanning eight years, it wasn’t always easy to take family vacations. At any given moment, my siblings and I could be in different schools with different schedules and different obligations. However, in the winter of 2010, the stars aligned, and all six of us had time off. Determined to make […]

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Central Coast CA Wine

Bonding With Mom Over Wine

I awoke groggy and spent from the night before. My mother had organized a mini-high school reunion to see her friends during our Mother-Daughter trip to Southern California and after having spent most of the previous day in direct sunlight soaking up as much Vitamin D as this New Yorker could handle, not to mention […]

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Wine Bar NY

Bonding Over Shiraz

It all began on a dreary, rainy Saturday. I have stops to make in preparation for my boyfriend’s mother’s birthday celebration (my guy is running around crazed tying up loose ends for the impending television premiere of his documentary within the next week). I love his mom so I also want to pick up a […]

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Crimea Coast

Searching For Massandra Winery In Crimea

This is a wine memory forged in one country and which, as I write this, lingers – uncomfortably, uncertainly – in another. That place is Crimea. It was September 2011, and I had a precious three weeks before graduate school was to begin in ever-overcast London. I spent every day of those three weeks soaking […]

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