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Cathrine “Dame Wine” Todd
Works at Freelance Wine Writer and Wine Blogger
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<p>At the Wine Bloggers Conference in the Finger Lakes, New York, Italian wines stole the show. I could not pass up a Sagrantino di Montefalco, which made me feel like a kid again, filled with that sense of discovery that I experience every time I taste a new Italian wine. Because in New York, all of us feel a little Italian / <strong><a href='http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/I-vini-italiani-sempre-nel-cuore-dei-newyorchesi/d/14047/'>Leggi in itali...
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The Clone Wars
Do you think it is a good thing identifying clones (specific grape varieties) and picking certain types that are preferred?
Or do you believe in leaving the diversity of unidentified clones in the vineyard - adding to the unpredictable spice of life sort of thing?
http://damewine.com/2015/08/the-clone-wars/ #wine #winelover #damewine  
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<p>When traveling to countries <span style='line-height: 20.8000011444092px;'>where we do not speak the language, we are often </span>forced to communicate without words and sometimes we can only use a smile. T<span style='line-height: 20.8000011444092px;'>here is something freeing about not having to use words</span> which, at times, show that  we are<span style='line-height: 20.8000011444092px;'> filled with misperceptions</span>. Also wine can...
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Please consider voting for my wine blog Dame Wine for the Wine Blog Awards: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WBA2015
Check out my blog to see if it is worthy: www.damewine.com
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Some of the inspiring people who spoke at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference. "Because Something You Do Not Understand is Pointing You in that Direction" http://damewine.com/2015/08/because-something-you-do-not-understand-is-pointing-you-in-that-direction/ #wine #winelover #damewine  
“But I did understand that sometimes you have to take risks, do something you are afraid of, and go for it. Because something you do not understand is pointing you in that direction.” – Martha Macinski, Standing Stone Winery The … Continue reading →
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What do you think about Alsace requiring the word "sec" or "dry" for their dry styled wines?
Here are my thoughts and I would love to hear your thoughts as well.
"While Sweetness in Wine is Trending, Alsace Decides to Emphasize Dry Wines" #wine #winelover #Alsace #damewine  
http://damewine.com/2015/07/while-sweetness-in-wine-is-trending-alsace-decides-to-emphasize-dry-wines/
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I have wonderful news, I was placed on the shortlist for Emerging Wine Writer of the Year for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards. I submitted posts from my blog www.damewine.com. I am very honored and simply speechless, and if you know me, then you know that is quite an accomplishment. Here's the shortlist for all the categories: http://www.mmdltd.com/lriwwa-2015-shortlist-announced/ #wine #winelover  
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Farewell until after the Exams  .. and some thoughts that are rolling around in my head as I turn forty, go into final preparations for the exam and as the 10th Anniversary of the passing of my Step Father approaches in another month and 1/2 (a man who took responsibility for me when I was not his responsibility), I exam my past, present and future. #winelover #wine #damewine  
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<p>Champagne is a great sparkling wine made not only in a particular way, but is from a specific place. We drink it during the best times in our lives: births, weddings, anniversaries and career promotions. What makes it so special? It’s the magic. <a href='http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/Champagne-questione-di-magia/d/10234/'><strong>(In italiano</strong></a>).</p>
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My first intro article as #Wine Columnist for La VOCE di New York. I am so excited to share my love of wine with all ‪#‎winelover‬-s! Article is in English and Italian. http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/Around-the-World-in-a-Glass-of-Wine-departing-from-NYC/d/10009/ #winelover  
<p>How could <em>La VOCE di New York </em>not have a space for good drinking? Introducing our new column in which we'll tell stories of wine in New York City, between innovation and tradition, with a look at the trends and a touch of lightness (<strong><a href='http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/Il-giro-del-mondo-in-un-bicchiere-di-vino-con-partenza-da-New-York/d/10008/'>Leggi in italiano</a></strong>)</p>
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Wine Nerd, MW candidate, celebrating colorful characters in the wine biz.. and I am a character myself!
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Hello,

I moved to New York City over 20 years ago from New Orleans, Louisiana with just a couple of pieces of luggage, tons of enthusiasm in my heart, and a never say die attitude.  I did not have a “real” home growing up or sense of family, but found my family and home in this crazy city with the colorful wine biz .  New York City has the greatest variety of the two things I love most: Wine & Characters. I’m here to celebrate the diversity of wine and the characters in the wine biz that cross my path in NYC – as well as me crossing their paths when I travel to other awesome areas around the world!

I have an electrical engineer husband, Ken, who is as nerdy about wine as I am, currently a Masters of Wine candidate, WSET Diploma graduate,  and recently became the Wine Columnist for La VOCE di New York. I have over a decade worth of experience selling various wines from around the world in the Manhattan market, such as entry level large brands, small artisanal producers, and ultra premium fine wines.

Cheers, Cathrine Todd

www.damewine.com

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    2nd Year Student, present
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