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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Yes, I will admit I may have spoke out of turn last week.

Last week when we were discussing matching wines with personalities, I told you, "Gifts should never be given out of obligation."  Let's face facts, I lied.  I knew then, as soon as the words came out of my mouth, that I should rethink my strategy.  As I was speaking, three names popped into my head that I knew I was going to have to buy for, if just to let them know they were being thought of this holiday season. The problem is, these are the ones that become very difficult and make you dig deep, creatively.  And now, since I have started on this quest to match personalities with wines, I am asking for your help.  If you have come across any crass, leathery, difficult wines- you know those ones that are below average-I need you to email me at



Getting A Head Start?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I honestly cannot believe I have jumped on this bandwagon, but I have already started to prepare for holiday shopping.

I have decided to buy each of my friends a bottle of wine that matches their personality.  First, think about their personality traits and identify the great ones that stand out for you.  Are they bold, not too acidic, subdued when needed, well rounded, and blend in well with others?  I believe my producer, Kent, has these qualities and I would buy Sokol Blossor Dundee Hills Pinot Noir for him.  This is a nice, thoughtful gift and can be a great conversation starter at the table or holiday party. 

Remember, the perfect gift can be right on the tip of your tounge.   Need any help with recommendations, email me at

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, I was out looking for candy on November 1st and I couldn't find any.  Why?  Because all of the Halloween candy has been put away to make room for Christmas decorations. 

We still have Thanksgiving coming up right?  We need to get ourselves centered about the upcoming season.  In light of all that is to come, we begin to see all of the glossy magazine covers telling us what to drink with our holiday meal and what wine gifts should be at the top of our shopping lists.  I don't know about you, but I have a difficult time replicating that perfect table setting that I saw on television or magazine cover.  I would love to help you figure it out...but I need to hear from you.  I am asking for your deepest concerns about the holiday season....ones you don't really want to ask out loud.  Believe me, others are wanting to ask the same things.  Email me at and I will highlight them each week through the holiday season.