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Snowed in with Smith-Madrone

March snow makes me a little a lot cranky.  When you flip the calendar to March, snow should be verboten (I know, I know — my German is showing). And

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A Carpe Vinum Christmas

Carpe Vinum Christmas is always one of my favorite Carpe Vinum meetings of the year.  Great friends, great wine, great food . . . and presents!  Our

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Field Trip: Potomac Point Winery

My latest Adventure in Virginia Wineries brought me to Potomac Point Winery in Stafford, Virginia. I first visited Potomac Point seven years ago, right after it opened.  A

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I’ll Have the House Swine

Every bottle of wine is an opportunity to learn something. Recently, I had the opportunity to taste three wines from the inaugural release of House Swine

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Armchair Sommelier Wine Tasting Guide

Spice up your next party with our FREE wine tasting guide! Learn what to look, smell, and taste for while appreciating your favorite bottle. We’ve also included a printable tasting notes template and a tasting wheel.