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Recent Blog Posts in January 2011

January 26, 2011
How to Drink Great Vodka Every Night
Posted By Becky Sue Epstein
Start at 14. Most guys probably start around then, just not officially. But if you’re seriously interested in the spirits business—as opposed to just drinking—you can become a Brand Ambassador and travel the world. Like Paul Franich. His official ...
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January 25, 2011
How New EU Labeling Initiatives Will Affect US Packaging & Italian Wine
Posted By Emily Steers
The difference between DOCG, DOC, IGT (and all the other acronyms of years past) can make purchasing a pleasing bottle of Italian wine seem like an impossible challenge. So when importers, distributers, and consumers learned that the European Union ...
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January 25, 2011
Commemorating 150 Years: Two Wines Symbolizing Italian Unification
Posted By Emily Steers
In March of 1861-- just a few days before the beginning of the American Civil War-- Italy announced its unification. This year, to commemorate the country's 150th anniversary, two blends of the country's indigenous grapes will be released. This ...
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January 24, 2011
Vino 2011-- The Future of Italian Wine Press Conference
Posted By Emily Steers
In a press conference held this morning by the Italian Trade Commission, leading industry professionals gathered in a panel for a quick but informative overview about the future of the Italian wine industry in America. Moderated by Elin McCoy, the ...
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January 13, 2011
Galliano L'Autentico
Posted By Becky Sue Epstein
When I was young, I eyed the long, tall, yellow Galliano liqueur bottle with suspicion, when I saw it on people’s home bars. Rather than a mark of sophistication, I looked at it as a demonstration of ego. Which it probably was, for most of those ...
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