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Uncork Your Mind

Debbie Gioquindo, CSW, WLS the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess takes the intimidation out of wine. This is a monthly podcast where I will speak with people in the wine industry, authors, and bloggers to education you on wine.

Nov 3, 2016

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a seminar in New York City featuring the winemakers of the Codorniu Raventos brands: Bruno Colomer of Codorniu, Diego Pinilla of Bodegas Bilbainas, Ana Diogo-Draper of Artesa, Richard Rofes of Scala Dei, Paula Borgo of Bodega Septima, Elizabeth Figueras of Raimat and Jorge...

Jul 26, 2016

I met Monica Pennings about 10 years ago when we both got involved with Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association.  She was just beginning to get her feet stained with grapes and I was beginning my relationship with the local wine industry.

Having only been open for a year, I visited Monica recently at...

Jul 9, 2016

Last week I did a segment on the Mark Bolger & Kimberly Kay show on Mix 97.7.  I was thrilled and excited.  I love talking about wine and especially on the radio!  The only worry was fitting it all into 3 minutes.

There was so much I didn't hit on and wanted to say and let people know, but three minutes goes by...

May 9, 2016

In case you missed the Good Morning Friday with Ed and Marie LaDuca radio show last week, I'm bringing it to you.  Just click below and listen as I discuss wine, how I found my passion, my family history in wine and more.

I love Marie & Ed!  They were one of the first like minded people we met when we moved down here....

Mar 30, 2016

A few weeks ago I caught up with Kimberly Peacock of Tousey Winery. We had a great time catching up with life, kids and wine. I think we covered just about everything in the hour I was at the winery.

One of the main items I wanted to cover when I met with her is their Scarlet Tiger brand. I was always curious about...