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The Spanish Situation, part 2

On May 23rd, 2012, posted in: WineNews by |

[Author note: this series of blog posts is about my recent trip to Spain, with the importer Jorge Ordonez. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to see the country, taste the wine and eat the food. Follow these posts for a wine and culinary trip through Spain. Most wines mentioned are available at DEPs [...]

The Spanish Situation, part 1

On May 23rd, 2012, posted in: WineNews by |

[Author note: this series of blog posts is about my recent trip to Spain, with the importer Jorge Ordonez. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to see the country, taste the wine and eat the food. Follow these posts for a wine and culinary trip through Spain. Most wines mentioned are available at DEPs [...]

A bio on Jorge Ordonez

On May 23rd, 2012, posted in: WineNews by |

The Jorge Ordonez biography:   The state of Spanish wine in the United States in 1987, when Jorge arrived, was bleak, epitomized mostly by cheap sherry and tired Rioja gathering dust on wine shops’ lower shelves. Having grown up in a family wine distribution business in Malaga, Spain, Ordonez knew the ins and outs of [...]

Hey y’all, and welcome to the 21st Century.  Tomorrow, we hold first DEPS Twitter Tasting, featuring the wines of Airfield Estates, and in setting up our first Twitter Tasting, we wanted to accomplish a few things:  We wanted to open up a new arena for tasting wines with our customers, expanding into the ever-changing arena [...]

The last weekend of summer tends to make me feel slightly depressed that the warm weather is on its way out , almost as if I can ominously feel the cold, dark weather just around the corner. However, this Labor Day weekend I decided to try a different approach to beating the end-o-summer blues by [...]

Recently, I decided to bag the Grape Therapy newsletter, incorporating it into the ongoing Buzz Bin, in an attempt to streamline some of my various besotted musings.  The newest issue of the Buzz Bin has been expanded to 9 pages, and will eventually morph into a 12-page newsletter, featuring all the wine, beer and spirits [...]

A Coffee/Wine of Grande Proportions!

On August 10th, 2010, posted in: WineNews by

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It is no secret that I’m addicted to coffee. Not caffeine. Mountain Dew and Red Bull just don’t do it for me. But coffee, that glorious, beauteous black sludge, is one of the reasons I get out of bed in the morning. There is nothing like the feeling of walking into Starbucks, when the smell [...]

Pinotage is such an interesting little grape. It pops up in all kinds of unusual places, such as in my glass last night as an accompaniment to some chicken tacos and bachelorette party planning. Pinotage, for those that don’t know or would like a refresher, is a cross varietal between Pinot Noir and the French [...]

This past weekend I had the great fortune to be invited down to Elk Creek Vineyards in Owenton, KY. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and the grapes were a-growing! Just about an hour from Cincinnati, Louisville or Lexington(if you don’t get lost like we did!), Elk Creek is nestled in a cozy [...]

A Prosecco Refresher

On April 15th, 2010, posted in: General News, WineNews by

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Prosecco may arguably be the best springtime white. Its fresh, light acidity paired with those tiny little bubbles make it an enjoyable and easy to drink wine. Typical flavor notes often include peach, melon and apple. But what exactly is prosecco? Here is a brief (I promise!) history: Prosecco is a sparkling Italian wine made [...]