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The Docsconz Top Twenty Beverage Experiences of 2016

I have never previously ranked or put together a list of my top beverage experiences before, but then I can’t recall ever having as full and exciting a year of cocktails, spirits and wine as I had in 2016! This […]




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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2016

The year 2016 was a strange one on so many levels. In many ways it was a year that was very sad and even depressing with the deaths of so many notable people, especially, it seems, of musicians and iconic […]




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London Called – Travels With Doc – Day Three – Ozone, Gymkhana, Sipsmith & Noble Rot

We had a little trouble getting going in the morning and so had to rush a bit. That meant no sit down to savor a nice cup of coffee. Instead, we stopped on our way to the Underground at the […]




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Rebelle Yell

Has anyone noticed the renaissance of French influenced cooking, both casual and more refined, in New York City lately? It may not be quite as extensive as the explosion of Italian oriented restaurants of recent years, as visible as the rise […]




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Wining and Dining Around Spain with Gerry Dawes: Part 5: Loving and Leaving Galicia

Just when it seemed that our vinous experiences could not be enhanced any further, they were. The morning – cold, foggy and breathvisibly beautiful – proved perfect for a visit to the small, hilly bodega of retired engineer turned vintner […]




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My Most Memorable Meal of 2014

It didn’t take place at a restaurant, so it didn’t make my Top 25 List, but it was pure magic nevertheless. Perhaps it was all the more sweet because it took place at my home, but I suspect a meal […]




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Chile’s Casas del Bosque – A Gem of a Winery

As we approach autumn in the northern hemisphere some vineyards have begun harvesting grapes while others await the perfect moment. There is nothing quite like being around a vineyard around the time of the vendemmia. This past April, it was […]




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I Spy Priorat, a Wine Expo in Rural Catalonia

This year marked the second occurrence of the biennial (i.e., every other year) Espai Priorat International Exhibition of DOCa Priorat Wines, hosted by none other than the Regulatory Council of the Qualified Designation of Origin Priorat and coordinated by a […]




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Sunday Photo: Riesling Summer

Does it really have to be summer to drink Riesling? While it is a wonderful wine in the summer, it works just as well the rest of the year too. Rieslings, especially German Rieslings, are fantastic food wines. With great […]




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Taste of the Week – February 1-7, 2009

I had always favored the 1985 vintage of this wine from one of my favorite Italian winemakers. Previous samplings from the 1995 vintage of Monsanto's Il Poggio Chianti Classico Riserva were tight and closed. In fact it had been some […]




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