The 16th Nantucket Film Festival took place on Nantucket Island June 22-26. I am a Nantucket Film Festival ninja.  A 16-yr veteran.  I strategize as to how to fit in the utmost and fill in every hour of every day, from morning til midnight each year.  I pore over the festival program and pencil in […]

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Wine and cheese pairing…is it art?  Perhaps, but it’s not that hard to create.  You are basically seeking a balance of salt and sweet.  Some are intuitive, some more cerebral, but all should bring great tastebud joy that you will want to replicate time and time again.  We start with artisanal cheeses À Point (at […]

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We always say that tasting is the best way to hone your palate and learn more about wine…but what about those situations where you don’t want to drink too much, have to drive home or attend a trade tasting with dozens or even hundreds of wines?  Well, you probably oughta spit. There is, however, an […]

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The 15th annual Nantucket Wine Festival has wrapped and the clinking of glassware subsided.  It was 5 wowza days of learning and meeting while having the most fun possible.   Most folks have now boarded a plane or boat to carry them home, while we business owners are working overtime to ready ourselves for Memorial […]

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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO THE NANTUCKET WINE FESTIVAL 2011?! Oh, how we love the Nantucket Wine Festival…the annual ritual of welcoming old friends and making new ones—meaning, of course, people AND wines.  We’ve made many friends at the NWF through the years, and brought other friends to the event, both luminaries and patrons.  This January, […]

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*Napa*Sonoma*San Francisco*Carmel*Santa Barbara*Ventura*Pismo Beach*Santa Monica*Palm Springs*LA*Boston*New York* *Montreal*Greenville*Charlotte*Asheville… 60+ Days on the fly! vintage finds, wine discoveries, dining, family, friends, fun

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We know, we’ve been there.  The invitations are pouring in and you haven’t a clue what to wear–or even how to decipher the dress codes: “Festive”, “Cocktail”, “Holiday Casual”… Take a page from Teka’s style book and look right on, whether you decide to go swanky or casual or uptown or down.

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Only one month to go in 2010, but the year is already overflowing with wonderful times, great adventures, fabulous memories.  The last eleven months have been filled with annual traditions (Daffodil Day, Nantucket Wine and Film Festivals) as well as travel, friends and new experiences. cV continued to get a lot of press and was […]

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From a humble Croque Madame to a hearty Boeuf Bourguignon to the rarefied offerings of Michelin-starred temples to Haute Cuisine, Burgundy is a gourmand’s mecca.  Here are some of our favorites…you can see why.  Connoisseur’s tip:  When doing the Michelin restaurants, think lunch, not dinner.  They’re often a remarkably good value in comparison. If you […]

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There are certain must-dos in Beaune:  A glass of wine at Bistrot Bourguignon, Dinner at Ma Cuisine, The Saturday market, un café at Baltard, a tasting with Alex Gambal…and for me, a visit to Marie-Pierre Vintage.  Imagine our surprise when we popped in and discovered that a friend of ours was working there! When you […]

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