Rudi Rudi Rudi…I like to say Rudi three times fast, not unlike Barney Phife. And there are at least three things that you probably already know about controversial 1960s designer Rudi Gernreich.  His muse was the raccoon-eyed gamine Peggy Moffitt.  He’s the one that created the “Monokini” (think topless) swimsuit–see iconic photo of Peggy below.  […]

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Is that a 2X4 that I smell in my glass? Wine tasting notes will often refer to wines as being oaky, but what exactly does that mean?  The use of oak in winemaking can play an important role in the final product in several different ways. First of all, you must consider the source of […]

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Sommelier Jenny Benzie on DISCOVERING REGIONALLY SPECIFIC WINES FROM AUSTRALIA: When dining at a favorite restaurant or browsing the shelves of the local neighborhood wine store, US consumers are still looking for a great value in their wine selection with so many choices available to them these days.  Value regions that may come to mind […]

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At currentVintage, we love it when our customers tell us how much they have enjoyed something they bought from us–whether it is clothing, wine, cheese or home goods!  When they take the time to send us a photo, well, we’re over the moon!  Sometimes people stop in the store wearing a cV purchase, so of […]

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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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