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Why I Love Red Burgundy and You Don't
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Stockton Jul 30, 2009.

Wine Review: Zinfandel (RED!)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlene Oct 2, 2008.


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Marlene and Kathleen Kinkead are now friends
Jan 19, 2010
Marlene and Tim Hanni are now friends
Jan 18, 2010
David Gaier replied to Marlene's discussion Why I Hate Sauvignon Blanc (and one I don't)
"I tried Greg's Croney Estates SB and it was delightful."
Aug 12, 2009
Marlene and PHIPPS FAMILY CELLARS are now friends
Aug 4, 2009
Roger Stockton replied to Marlene's discussion Why I Love Red Burgundy and You Don't
"The greatest attribute of pinot is the many styles of wine the grape can produce. It exemplifies 'terroir" in an age of homogenized wine making. While pinot is my favorite, it is also the most difficult wine to judge in a competition. Once…"
Jul 30, 2009
Greg Crone replied to Marlene's discussion Why I Hate Sauvignon Blanc (and one I don't)
Jul 24, 2009
Greg Crone replied to Marlene's discussion Why I Hate Sauvignon Blanc (and one I don't)
"Give My SB a try... It is very close to Tohu in style (I was hired a few years back as a consultant to Tohu) ... Croney Estates "Three Ton" Sauvignon Blanc. Send me your postal address and I will send over a couple of bottles.…"
Jul 24, 2009
Nadia R. Pavlevska replied to Marlene's discussion Why I Hate Sauvignon Blanc (and one I don't)
"I can't agree with you more David! I also don't get the concept of "hating" a varietal, or even worse hating a whole well known wine region, as "small" as Australia. When someone makes such statements, I have a hard…"
Jul 24, 2009

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About Me:
Marlene Rossman, relocated Manhattan Wine Seminars, LLC, from New York to Southern California, where she provides wine seminars and events to corporations, and individuals. She consults for private clients on acquiring fine wine for their cellars. Marlene teaches in the Wine Certificate Program and is the creator of the Corporate Wine Studies program at UC Irvine. She was the wine columnist/critic for Orange County Home magazine until publication was cancelled in July, 2008. Marlene was the sommelier at Laguna Culinary Arts, Laguna Beach, California from 2003 to 2006. She is also a co-host on the James Beard award-winning webcast series on Marlene currently writes on wine and food for Chef magazine and California Sommelier magazine.

Marlene was the Editor-in-Chief and columnist for Wine Country International magazine, wine, columnist for New York’s Flatiron magazine and wrote for Beverage Media, Vineyard and Winery Management magazine, and Wine Business Monthly. She was the featured commentator with Stephen Spurrier in a news program on “U.S. Wine in World Markets” produced by the Associated Press Television News.

Before turning her passion into profit, Marlene collected and studied wine for over 20 years. She is the founder and president emeritus of Women for WineSense, New York; a founding member of the American Sommelier Association, NY, and a member of the Society of Wine Educators. Marlene was a sommelier at New York’s French Culinary Institute, where she also taught wine education to culinary students. She is a frequent judge at wine competitions, most recently at Jerry Mead’s New World International Wine Competition, Riverside and Long Beach, CA and the Italian Organic Wine Exposition.

As president for over 15 years, of Rossman, Graham Associates (RGA), marketing consultants, Marlene specialized in consumer buying behavior and segmentation marketing and provided research data to Fortune 500 consumer goods and beverage alcohol companies. Marlene sold wine at retail to gather research for RGA’s Women’s Wine Preference Survey, a study of wine purchasing and consuming, published in 2000.

Marlene’s 1996 book, Multicultural Marketing: Selling to a Diverse America (AMACOM Publishers) sold out three printings. Her first book was, The International Businesswoman. She was Adjunct Professor in the Executive MBA programs at Pace University Graduate School of Business, NY, New York University and Executive-in-Residence/Visiting Professor, University of San Diego, CA. Marlene holds a BA in English, an MA in Linguistics and an MBA in Marketing.
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Your Private Sommelier's Gift Giving Guide

From my blog at Huff Po (No, I am not tipsy, just my pic is. I am tech-challenged and don't know how to rotate it.)

So Christmas may be over, but you still need some last minute gifts for those relatives spent the last four days sleeping on the floor of the airport.

You bought some kickass gifts, but let's be honest -- with all this gift buying and giving, isn't there a little… Continue

Posted on December 29, 2008 at 5:36pm

Wine Review: Can you say Viognier?

From my blog on Huff Po:

Michael David Incognito Viognier 2006 Lodi, California, about $15

No, it's not Vyog-nyer, not Vee-nay or Viagra-ner. However, does have something to do with sex. It's pronounced Vee-yoh-N'YAY and has a rich "mouth feel" and sexy aromas of lychee wth flavors of peach and lime. Viognier is an unusual grape from France's Rhône Valley, that has become a hit with the "Anything But Chardonnay" crowd (like yours truly and other wine geeks). And, since few… Continue

Posted on November 29, 2008 at 10:00am

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At 9:19am on September 8, 2008, Smoke said…
Hi Marlene,
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