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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.

Apr 7, 2020

What’s your wine unicorn? That was the question proposed by Lori Budd of Dracaena Wines. She runs a monthly online get-together called Wine Writer’s Wrap-up where we discuss different topics. I was in, but I had no idea what a wine unicorn was?

Upon further explanation, she told me it was a wine you are dying to try but perhaps out of reach, like Screaming Eagle. I did some soul searching and realized my wine-unicorn is an experience. An experience that could be tasting wine with a famous winemaker in his cellar or when a friend brings over a special bottle of wine they have been saving.

I’ve had many wine-unicorns. Here are just some of them:

  • Drinking Barons de Rothschild Champagne with Philippe Sereys de Rothschild at the US launch in New York City.
  • Lunch with Piper-Heidsieck’s cellar master Emilien Boutillat
  • Drinking Burgundy wine in the cellars of wonderful winemakers in that region
  • Drinking a bottle of Dom Perignon when a friend paid off her mortgage
  • Being the first to taste a new release at a winery.
  • Taking part in blending wine for the new release at a winery.

Those are just a few that come to mind. Watch the webinar or listen to the podcast as a group of us discuss our wine unicorns and what they mean.

Tell me what your Unicorn Wine is.