All Posts by Rachel Nugent

Alcohol-Free Beverages for Sobering Times

Chances are, you’ve heard of – or even participated in – Dry January over the past couple of years. Given January is a time of clean slates following a holiday season that can involve heavy drin…
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Halloween 2020: The Treats are Alive

The spookiest day of the year has nothing on the horror show that all of 2020 has been, but it’s still a time where people are craving some normalcy. While we’ll likely see smaller parties and lim…
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A Wine of the Times

Like many industries, the food and beverage world has been hit hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, online sales have proved a bright beacon for the wine industry, which saw a 224% increase in…
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Last Call for To-Go Cocktails To-Stay

This week brought some good news with another month-long extension of New York’s takeout cocktail law. Being able to buy beer, wine and cocktails to-go has been a saving grace for many New Yorkers s…
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Taking the Work out of Networking at TexSom

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that is true too for TexSom, one of the U.S.’s largest wine trade conferences. I was fortunate to attend this year with the purpose of networking with…
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Learning to Taste Wine in the Heart of Bordeaux

During a recent work trip to Bordeaux, as I bit into a slice of cheese and sipped on the five tasting glasses of wine in front of me, I felt a lot of things. Most surprising, though, was the anxiety t…
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