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Ohio Authority's At Cellar Door

http://www.ohioauthority.com/articles/food-and-drink/at-cellar-door-exploring-spanish-wines A few months ago, I was approached by a former WSET student about a new on-line magazine he and a few of his past co-workers were creating after their employer, Northern Ohio Live, closed its doors. A testament to the adage – hard work pays off – the site is up, running and catching […]

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An App for WINE

The term wine bar just took on a new meaning…seems there is a new iPhone application designed to help wine lovers keep track of their wine purchases. Cor.kz, a leading wine application company, together with RedLaser, bar code specialists, developed the technology that allows users to scan the bar codes on bottles of wine using their […]

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Thanksgiving Day Quaffers

Earlier today I was chatting with Mike at the WAVE 107.3FM radio about wine on our weekly Wine on the Wave segmnt. During our chat, he (like everyone else) wanted to know which bottle makes the best match with traditional fall cuisine. For me, the Thanksgiving tables poses a bit of a challenge when it comes to food and […]

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Pairing Up Wine & Chocolate

This morning, I teamed up with Joel Fink of Fantasy Candies to create the ultimate chocolate & wine pairing to be featured on the Wine Theatre Stage at this year’s Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland. Joel specializes high cocoa chocolates with a fantastic 72% cocoa being his signature bar. For this tasting, Joel brought four […]

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Pinot Party

This past Friday and Saturday nights, we hosted an Oregon Pinot Party at Cleveland Wine School Cellar Door. The place was packed with Pinot sipping friends, each greeted at the Door with a glass of bubbles – Argyle Brut to be exact. I think most were amazed (and pleased) with the versatility of Pinot, namely its […]

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Oregon Field Trip: Day 1

Day 1: Began when 18 WSET students landed in McMinnville at Hotel Oregon. Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Hotel Oregon is an authentic styled tavern and inn (circa wild wild west) that feels more like a guest house than a hotel. After a quick sip of house-made brew, we headed out for our […]

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Pleasing a Crowd

Whether you are hosting a gathering in your backyard or attending a city-wide event such as our Taste of Hudson and Taste of Cleveland, long weekends such as Labor Day Weekend always centers around food and wine. While we may consider ourselves a progressive  society, simple pleasures never change. We all gotta eat and we […]

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Sipping the good life with Robert Hall

Earlier this week, I tasted with Robert Hall of Robert Hall Winery in Cellar Door. He was visiting the area and brought several different flavors including a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc and a flavorfull Rhone Valley inspired blend called Rhone de Robles. While his wines impressed, it was the man himself that got my attention. A […]

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Wine On The WAVE

This week starts my weekly blurb (Wine on the Wave) about wine on Cleveland’s WNWV 107.3 FM jazz station The WAVE. While I have chatted wine on the radio many times before, I am very excited about this weekly session as it has the potential to provide a strong platform for wine education. Talking about wine or sharing […]

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Value & Quality?

Chatting about value wines became trendy when the economy took a fall ,but most of us have been chatting about value wines for years. While it is easy to build a cellar with a wad of cash in one hand and a Wine Spectator in the other, buying wines that offer quality at a reasonable price takes […]

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