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Don’t Kick the Can – Wine Geek

  There’s a big buzz right now (no pun intended) regarding canned wine. It’s the latest and greatest wine trend currently (well, other than rosé). It’s a cool category which …

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Old World, New Wines

Tradition & Regulation is Giving Way to Innovation and Imagination as the Classic European Wine Regions Up Their Game As cited in an earlier Wine Geek Speaks missive, for the …

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Retrospective — Rochioli Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

From the 4th Quarter 2017 Great Lakes Wine & Spirits Wine Catalog   Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Few, if any, California wineries are more closely associated with the …

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Napa Cabernet—Becoming Just a Memory?

Prices for Napa Valley Vineyards and Grapes—Hence Wines—Have Reached Previously Unimagined Levels; Will Napa Cabernet Become Just a Memory for Us Regular Folks? Wine Geek is old enough to remember …

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What’s in Your Wine?

As the ‘Natural Wine’ phenomenon continues to chug along, an ancillary conversation has been begun by some, asking: what are the wineries allowed to add to the wines we drink? …

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GLWAS at the WSWA WLC

WSWA Women’s Leadership Council first annual meeting in DC- Kicking off the event with a philanthropic event benefitting House of Ruth. We’re proud that two of our employees, Heather Kerr …

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Color Blind

Within the panoply of historic quotes and prose relating to wine are a few quotes that have been passed on and tweaked and amended and live on in some form, …

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Is Cellaring Wine a Fading Notion?

Wine Geek has had a couple of good weeks: in the past 20 days or so Geek has tasted (drank) a 1953 Château Margaux, a 1990 Gaja Sorì Tildìn and …

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Your Glass Shows Your Class

In Wine Geek’s decades of experience with this subject, he has seen the entire gamut: from restaurateurs that used only expensive crystal (albeit not always wine-friendly) to those that would …

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GLWAS Retirement Announcement

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits would like to thank John (J.P.) Payne for his 30 years of service.     J.P. started as a delivery driver, known for his promptness …

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