Monthly Archives: August 2016

Joe Evancho Wins a Year of ACWC Wines at STAT Summerfest

On July 26, we told you about a truly awesome Vinesse member, Cat Markosky, who is changing lives through an organization she founded called STAT — Southern Tier Alternative Therapies. STAT focuses on the use of a unique physical therapy

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Women + Bowling + Wine = A Fun Time

I’m a lifelong bowler, and proud of it. I have never attended a high school reunion, but I attended a youth bowling reunion because virtually all of my childhood friends were fellow junior league bowlers. I re-connected with one of

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Taste Some of Michigan’s Best Wines in Chi-Town

California. Oregon. Washington. Those are the states most commonly associated with fine wines. Then there’s a second tier. For me, those states would be, in no particular order, Texas, Virginia and New York. After that, quality can vary widely among

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A Lesson That All Wine-Focused Restaurants Should Heed

So we were having this wonderful dinner at 100 Wines Kitchen in San Diego. It was the ideal setting for a fabulous evening: a table shared with good friends, delicious starter dishes shared with those friends, and some nice wine-by-the-glass

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How a Fabulous Evening Turned Into a Culinary Disappointment

Spending a couple weekends in San Diego recently made it abundantly clear that California’s border city is home to a vibrant wine scene. We picked up a copy of the San Diego Reader, and it provided capsule looks at two

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Harvest Hopes High in Santa Lucia Highlands

In recent years, Vinesse has sourced a number of wines for its clubs and online offers from the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of California’s Monterey County. So how are things going with the 2016 growing season there? We got the

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An Opportunity to Test Wine-and-Chocolate Pairings

I don’t need much of an excuse to indulge in chocolate, whether it comes in the form of a bar or a cake or a hot morning beverage. When Michelle and I took our pre-wedding honeymoon to Europe, one of

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A Bronze Medal Wine for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

For many people, myself included, the highlights of most Olympic Games are the opening and closing ceremonies. Everyone loves a spectacle, and other than the Super Bowl half-time show, there isn’t a spectacle in the world of sports that even

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For a Special Treat, Try a Winery Dinner

This is the time of the year when wineries start planning their annual “big feasts” for customers. Some are limited to their own club members, while others are open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. I’ve been to many

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Wine: A Great Way to Say, ‘Thank You’

He is the best known golf coach in the world. He is Claude “Butch” Harmon Jr., and he gained his greatest fame as the coach of Tiger Woods from 1993 to 2004. Before he took on Woods as a pupil,

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