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Opus One: Who on Your List is Deserving?

/ Updated on November 29, 2015

In Latin, “opus” means work. It is no accident that one of the finest wines in the world is the work of two pioneers of the global wine industry. Baron Phillippe de Rothschild is from one of the oldest European … Continue reading

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From Milton to Mendoza


When Tony and Karen met at Salisbury University in 1988, they had no idea they would end up marrying, raising a family of three children, owning a successful landscaping business in Milton, Delaware, and now a winery in Mendoza, Argentina. … Continue reading

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Wine Royalty: A Fairy Tale Come True

/ Updated on June 16, 2017

Who doesn’t like a fairy tale with a beautiful princess, ultimately swept away by her handsome prince astride a white horse, riding off into the sunset together, through the rolling hills (or, in this instance, the vineyards) of Tuscany? Add … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Eden


Eleanor and Albert Leger first tasted ice cider in Montreal in 2006. They were surprised to learn that nobody in Vermont was making this wonderful elixir, so in April 2007, they bought an abandoned dairy farm in West Charleston, Vermont. … Continue reading

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The Hills are Alive (with Gruner Veltliner)


Let me be the 758th person to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic film, “The Sound of Music.” Like many who fell in love with the movie, I was eager to visit the famous gazebo where “Going from 16 … Continue reading

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Roses are Red

/ Updated on June 15, 2015

When I was first asked to write an online wine column about why Teller carries certain wines, my mind was brimming with the plethora of fine Chateauneuf du Papes and oaky Chardonnays that I personally love. Given the endless choices … Continue reading

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Cava vs. Prosecco

/ Updated on May 20, 2015

Spain versus Italy! Not a soccer match, but often just as heated among sparkling wine aficionados. And the debate continues: So, what’s the difference? There are two main differences: the grapes used, and the fermentation process. Cava is a Spanish … Continue reading

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I Found the Holy Grail


I traipsed around Europe for six weeks in the summer of 1981. An incurable foodie, I blissfully ate my way through eight countries, including France. All the while totally ignorant that I was passing through the holy grail of wine … Continue reading

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A Wine By Any Other Name


My mother, Mei Chen, would have been 82 this month. Her name “Mei” (pronounced “May”) means “beautiful” in Chinese. My mother was not much of a drinker, but for the occasional sweet dessert wine or wedding champagne. But she was … Continue reading

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Trending Blends


As with everything in life it seems, things go in cycles. “Cool” is defined and redefined by trends. Fads come and go. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, people drank Chablis and “pink” Zinfandel, and thought they were the cat’s meow. … Continue reading

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