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|Comment||Thank you for letting me know! I do not plan to open it any time soon, this was my grand parents, for there 50th wedding anniversary and unfortunately that didn't happen. I just acquired it and 100% Know it's been shaken and moved as I might have thought it was a rocket ship when I was younger:). And It was just sitting out. I was just wondering for informational value as it's a real fun thing to have and every ones joking about opening it one night. But thank you for every thing I will probably let it sit around another 30 years and give it to my kid one day.|
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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.
30 years in the business.
Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society
Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.
I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.
Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.