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Can answer questions on wines and wine-and-food pairings, including: Champagne, sparkling wines dessert wines. Also fortified wines such as sherry, Cognac, Armagnac and other brandy

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As a long-time editor and author, I regularly travel to wine and spirits regions around the world -- and write and edit articles on these topics. Intermezzo Magazine: Wine and Spirits Editor International editor The Tasting Panel: contributor contributor contributor


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Recent Answers from Becky Sue Epstein

2017-04-08 Cognac Information:

In the late 1950s you can find many popular Martell ads in the US. Martell's appeal was as a sophisticated, European product. But because the Cognac itself doesn't have a style listed on its label -- VS

2016-12-26 Harvey's Shooting Sherry:

Based in Bristol, England, the Harvey company has been importing, blending and bottling sherries since the late 1700s. Shooting Sherry is not a current product. The latest mention I could find of Shooting

2016-12-02 Croizet cognac:

Other people have asked this question before, and the best answer is to take it to the finest wine shop or auction house in your area to have it valued -- for a variety of reasons. Bottle values vary over

2016-11-04 Bollinger chapagne:

Hi Joanne,  Most Champagne is not vintage dated; there is no year of harvest (no vintage date) on the bottle.   This is because, in order to preserve the House Style of their particular Champagne House

2016-09-27 The Introduction of this Brand:

Hi,  I see that this brandy is made in France, but I do not believe it is Cognac. As such, it would not necessarily be produced according to the rules of Cognac's brandies. So the use of the word "Napoleon"


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