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The Chilean Food Scene –by Joshua Mason

In order to properly write this entry, I needed to separate myself from the Chilean food scene. No, I didn’t come home to the States, but rather, I moved one country over, to Argentina; and let me tell you, the difference is night and day.   For a land that is...

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Review on Chilean Wines –by Joshua Mason

So, over the past few days, the group that I am with, as well as myself, have been tasting wines from Chile. With that in mind, these are my reviews of the wines. Over time, I will bring in some of these wines so that you can see for yourself that there is inherent...

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A quick history on Chile – by Joshua Mason

This is my first time ever visit to Chile. I can’t tell you too much about it, except that it is earthquake prone, Pinochet was in charge once, and a once prosperous turnaround is tilting on the fulcrum of growth and failure. That having been said, I don’t know what...

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Petite Sirah and Schezwan

Ok, so running a wine store, I sometimes get home late. Some days, after the doors close, if you don’t get your work done early in the morning, sometimes staying after hours is necessary, because chances are that you will have been helping customers all day. I...

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A Glass a Day

Does a Glass a Day Keep the Doctor Away? It is often said that wine is healthy and good for your heart. I often see memes and clever puns about wine, but there actually is some science to back up these sentiments. One of the main reasons stems from a compound found in...

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A tale of CdP

A tale of a delicious Chateauneuf du Pape…. My love for Chateauneuf du Pape started with the 1988 and a delicious bottle of Vieux Telegraphe that paired wonderfully with a venison backstrap.   It started my love with wines from the Rhone with its peppery, spicy,...

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A Day with Manfred

This week I was fortunate to have two days off in a row so I set off to the beach! My first day I had a full stress free day of bike riding, fishing and delicious seafood. Usually in an article about resiling I would stop here to talk about all the different ways I...

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Why We Don’t Discount

When I lived in South Carolina, I ran a very, VERY large independent wine/beer/liquor store. Our prices were more than competitive with our competition. Now, this is common in the South Carolina wine scene where the best price is always sought out, forcing the price down to its lowest, reasonable price. Then I moved back to Virginia…

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