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I will have to give Carmenere another try http://snip.ly/a9zhe
MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images “Carmenère will be Chile’s flagship variety,” declared Rene Merino, the President of Wines of Chile in 2010. When I heard this, my jaw dropped and my eyes widened in disbelief. What?! This herbal, dark, tannic variety with as much bitterness as blackberry fruit would be promoted as the [...]
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The Five Best Places to Go Hiking Tipsy in Sonoma http://snip.ly/prjug #hiking #winehike #sonoma
Hit the trail with a winery guide—and a roadie.
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10 things you should know about Charles Heidsieck the Champagne brand http://snip.ly/coxhi
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I was featured today in a segment on SNJ Today a TV station in South Jersey.  Thank you Hawk Haven Winery for letting us film the segment at your place. https://snjtoday.com/video-south-jersey-wine-blogger-ranks-nationally/
CAPE MAY COUNTY – Debbie Gioquindo is a native New Yorker who turned her love of wine into a blog called “The Hudson Valley Wine Goddess.” And now this wine lover is ranked nationally as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Wine Bloggers for the year by Excel Wines. “I’m looking down on the... Read more »
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It's not an April Fools joke - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest tickets went on sale today and they are 50% off. Get them now for $20 admission before the deal ends. http://snip.ly/synt
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Being that I just ate a box of Somoas, here are your wine and Girl Scout Cookie pairings. http://snip.ly/BBRB #girlscoutcookies
Wash those Thin Mints down with a nice glass of Pinot Noir.
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This is great information about purchasing wine when visiting a wine region regardless if it's local, regional, or another country. How to get it back home http://snip.ly/erybp
Rules, regulations, airline allowance, cost, taxes, duties, luggage to transport, check in, ship wine bottles in airplane. Europe, United States (US), World
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Melissa from Hudson Valley Story caught up with me last night to see what I've been up to. http://snip.ly/1ml4a 
1. Ranked #38 out of 100 Most Influential Wine Bloggers by Excel Wines in 2015! Excel Wines is a leading wine retailer in the UK. Their ratings are based on metrics that concluded that these individuals have mastered the process of spreading influence among several outlets including their own websites and on various social media …
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Now that it's the New Year it's time to think about planning your 2016 vacations. Here are some wine regions to think about. http://snip.ly/J2zA
Stoke your wanderlust and bring joy to your inner wine lover.
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Some great gifts of knowledge for the wino's in your life this holiday season.
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Wine Lovers and Enthusiasts have a never ending thirst for Wine Knowledge. Here are some great books that they will not only enjoy but help them to become even better wine enthusiasts.
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It's Wine Word Wednesday. Today's word is Green. You can detect the greeness in a red wine when it's loaded with aromas and flavors of green pepper. http://snip.ly/0HCN
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Answers to some wine questions you were afraid to ask.

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Does this wine really taste like it says on the label? Will you really get delicate notes of white flower, bergamot, and under-ripe apricot? That’s really up to you. At the end of the day, you’re drinking fermented grape juice, but there is...
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Debbie Gioquindo,CTC(Certified Travel Counselor), CSW(Certified Specialist of Wine), WLS (Wine Location Specialist) is a marketing professional by day following her passion for wine.  In 2006 she began her  wine blog "Hudson Valley Wine Goddess" with the intent to educate people about wine.

Debbie combined her love of wine with her full time, day job in Community Relations and Marketing for a regional health insurance provider and part time marketing consultant for the local wine region.  Wanting more and to give credibility to her blog, in 2010 she sat and passed  the Certified Specialist of Wine exam administered by the Society of Wine Educators and in January 2012 she passed the Centers of Wine Origins, Wine Location Specialist exam in Port and Champagne.

Everything changed in February of 2011 when she was downsized from her day job and the local wine industry she was consulting with lost their funding.  Trying to figure out what direction she wanted to move forward in, she  answered a tweet from Keryl Pesce, @TheHappyBitch about creating a wine label. Three tweets and  a cup of coffee together a business relationship was formed.  Six months later Debbie and Keryl Pesce gave birth to their first wine, a Rosé. June 2013 they gave birth to two more wines, a Sauvignon Blanc and Pink Chardonnay.

In addition to her blog and Happy Bitch Wines, Debbie is a wine judge and chairperson for the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition and consults on social media to small businesses. She is also available for private wine tastings and education.