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What on earth am I doing?

A lot of people say to me, “What are you doing these days? Did you quit your job? Where are you? I can’t keep up with you!” And you know what? Sometimes even I can’t keep up with me. But the questions people are asking me right now are on my own mind too. What […]

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Foundation Discipline Expertise

Re-Focus – Foundation • Discipline • Expertise

It’s that time of year when I start reflecting on what I’ve done all year long and what I want the year ahead to look like. Last year I said I wanted to focus on Foundation, Discipline and Expertise. I’ve worked very hard on building on my already strong foundation and I feel really good […]

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River Arno, Florence

Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers

• 17-22 October 2014 • I’m very pleased to share with you that Vineyard Adventures and Spittoon are offering an unforgettable tour for photographers and wine lovers. Photographers:  Learn and experiment various photographic techniques and skills in a stunning setting and with a lively team of fellow photography, wine and food friends. Wine Lovers: Experience the […]

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Oh appetizer!

Why are appetizers so often FAR better than entrees? (And other rants)

And why is it so damn hard to get a good salad?!     I was chatting with a friend who recently went to a restaurant in NYC (I won’t name it here) and was describing his experience to me. One dish was really good and one dish was god awful as was the salad […]

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Foundation Discipline Expertise

Foundation • Discipline • Expertise

  I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. They don’t work for most people and are long forgotten even by the end of January. Over the past few years, I’ve seen people choose themes or words that will exemplify their year. I like this trend and am hopping on the bandwagon. Hat tip to Melanie Spring […]

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Wine Ophelia Wednesday – Chamisal 2011 Stainless Chardonnay

  Uhhhh… Better late than never?   I received a few samples from Chamisal last year after a fantastic online event. I was feeling stainless/unoaked chardonnay today so this was a perfect choice for today’s Wine Ophelia post. 2011 Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay – no oak Very pretty straw yellow color. Pronounced stone fruits, particularly apricot […]

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Marketing Monday Tip – Stay on top of your game.

In any career path, it is important to stay on top of your game. Marketing is no different. One of the ways we can do that is to educate ourselves on a daily basis. One of my favorite ways to do this is through my subscriptions to services like Smart Brief and Marketing Profs. These […]

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Wine Ophelia – Rosé for what’s left of summer

Sitting at Smith & Mills on a glorious, breezy, late NYC summer afternoon, basking in the sun and sipping on Chateau de Rouët 2012 Côtes de Provence rosé. It feels like the the last vestiges of summer. (Big sigh.) Wearing a palette of pale salmon with a faint, tart cherry scent wafting about—on the palate, […]

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Art In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction – “R⁴ or R to the 4th” Cocktail with RHUBY (Rhubarb Tea)

Last week I had the great pleasure to attend a very nicely done trade/media event put on by Art In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction at Rosewood Bar to try their spirit called RHUBY soon to be called  “Rhubarb Tea”. Shout out to Laura Price for making it fabulous!  I really enjoyed the bar area and […]

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“WINE OPHELIA” Post – Wente Vineyards Tasting Notes

  For those of you who don’t know, I started the Wine Ophelia blog back in 2009 just to have a little fun with wine and writing. When I came back from Italy last year and began • r Consulting, I decided to move all of my writing here to raelinn.com. After some more consideration, […]

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