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The Beauty of Naivety

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There is nothing more humbling and beautiful than when a group of students end up teaching the teacher something.  This is what happened when I held a wine tasting for a group of study-abroad students, who mostly would be underage to drink in their home country, meaning they surely weren’t ‘wine experts’ (well at least I hope not). If you …
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An American Chardonnay in Rome

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To be honest, my record is mediocre at best. In my many attempts to show Alessandro Pepe that American wines can be interesting, I’ve failed more often than I’ve succeeded. The most recent attempt was a few weeks ago in Rome. Going in, I was certain the bottle would be a winner. It was a 2013 Cameron Clos Electrique Chardonnay, …
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A Santa Barbarian in Rome

In An American in Rome by Lindsay Gabbard2 Comments

Here we are. The time is now to explore the depths of the glass in front of us. The time to look and explore all that lies far beyond the polished surface of the glass to really understand the elegant and gritty components of what brings beauty to a wine, a culture, life.