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Cliff Rames @cliff_rames

CMS-CS, CSW, WSET Advanced; @winesofcroatia ; Editor, @sommjournal and @tastingpanel ; Wine Consultant @wegmans

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Reliving fond memories of the awesome Finger Lakes region with this brilliant Cabernet Franc/Lemberger blend from @anthonyroadwine #anthonyroad #cabernetfranc #lemberger #fingerlakes #fingerlakeswine #redwine #newyork #newyorkwine
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Reliving fond memories of the awesome Finger Lakes region with this brilliant Cabernet Franc/Lemberger blend from @anthonyroadwine #anthonyroad #cabernetfranc #lemberger #fingerlakes #fingerlakeswine #redwine #newyork #newyorkwine

Guigal 2015 La Doriana Condrieu: It’s rare that I splurge on a wine of this caliber, but sometimes it’s worth it! So luscious and elegant, with rich notes of apricot, mango, and butter lifted by a flourish of honeysuckle and jasmine. Liquid stone and vanilla almonds lend an unfolding and pleasing depth.  @wine_advocate gave this beauty 99 points, and it delivers to the point. #guigal #eguigal #condrieu #viognier #ladoriane #2015vintage #2015 #rhonevalley #france #frenchwine
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Guigal 2015 La Doriana Condrieu: It’s rare that I splurge on a wine of this caliber, but sometimes it’s worth it! So luscious and elegant, with rich notes of apricot, mango, and butter lifted by a flourish of honeysuckle and jasmine. Liquid stone and vanilla almonds lend an unfolding and pleasing depth. @wine advocate gave this beauty 99 points, and it delivers to the point. #guigal #eguigal #condrieu #viognier #ladoriane #2015vintage #2015 #rhonevalley #france #frenchwine

A few snapshots from @kornati_national_park , one of my most favorite places on earth (these were taken back in October). #croatia #dalmatia #kornati #kornatinationalpark #adriaticsea #happiness #travel #scenery #travelphotography #travelgram #sunset #sailing #island #islandlife #islandhopping
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A few snapshots from @kornati national park , one of my most favorite places on earth (these were taken back in October). #croatia #dalmatia #kornati #kornatinationalpark #adriaticsea #happiness #travel #scenery #travelphotography #travelgram #sunset #sailing #island #islandlife #islandhopping

My first beer from Bosnia! An impressive brown ale from @oldbridzale in Mostar—rich malts layered with toasty notes of tobacco, chocolate, roasted grain, and molasses. Paired it with some dark chocolate with hazelnuts, and it was perfect! #beersofbosnia #bosnahercegovina #bosnia #bosniaandherzegovina #brownale #oldbridz #oldbridzale #beerreview
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My first beer from Bosnia! An impressive brown ale from @oldbridzale in Mostar—rich malts layered with toasty notes of tobacco, chocolate, roasted grain, and molasses. Paired it with some dark chocolate with hazelnuts, and it was perfect! #beersofbosnia #bosnahercegovina #bosnia #bosniaandherzegovina #brownale #oldbridz #oldbridzale #beerreview

Loving this Picpoul de Pinet with its purity and freshness and juicy notes of green melon, kiwi, green apple, and honeysuckle, accented by a vein a sea salt and sunny vibrancy. A winner from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France for just $10 from @toutonselection and @wegmans #picpouldepinet #picpoul #languedoc #chapelledubastion #france #frenchwine #winesoffrance #monsieurtouton #wegmans #whitewine
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Loving this Picpoul de Pinet with its purity and freshness and juicy notes of green melon, kiwi, green apple, and honeysuckle, accented by a vein a sea salt and sunny vibrancy. A winner from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France for just $10 from @toutonselection and @wegmans #picpouldepinet #picpoul #languedoc #chapelledubastion #france #frenchwine #winesoffrance #monsieurtouton #wegmans #whitewine

Just a simple pleasure from Croatia, easy drinking and laced with memories of days gone by. @karlovackopivo #beersofcroatia #beer #karlovacko #karlovackopivo #beer #croatia #lager
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Just a simple pleasure from Croatia, easy drinking and laced with memories of days gone by. @karlovackopivo #beersofcroatia #beer #karlovacko #karlovackopivo #beer #croatia #lager

ha! i am late to the game, but there i am (with @smokie.the.cockapoo ) in 2009, shaggy and unshaven, just the way i really like it lol 😂 #tenyearchallenge #10yearchallenge #oldernow #backinmyyoungerdays #shaggydog #wheredidthetimego
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ha! i am late to the game, but there i am (with @smokie.the.cockapoo ) in 2009, shaggy and unshaven, just the way i really like it lol 😂 #tenyearchallenge #10yearchallenge #oldernow #backinmyyoungerdays #shaggydog #wheredidthetimego

A rare and tasty treat from Croatia: Bačić Cetinka 2016. Cetinka is a grape variety native to Korčula island in Dalmatia, where it is sparsely cultivated and overshadowed by the more popular Pošip and geeky Grk wines. But I was blown away by this wine when I first tasted it paired with oysters freshly plucked from the Adriatic Sea in Ston, Croatia. The Bačić family has preserved this local treasure, and for that they are heroes. More about this wine soon on the @winesofcroatia blog! #bačić #cetinka #baciccetinka #korcula #croatia #winesofcroatia #dalmatia #islandwine
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A rare and tasty treat from Croatia: Bačić Cetinka 2016. Cetinka is a grape variety native to Korčula island in Dalmatia, where it is sparsely cultivated and overshadowed by the more popular Pošip and geeky Grk wines. But I was blown away by this wine when I first tasted it paired with oysters freshly plucked from the Adriatic Sea in Ston, Croatia. The Bačić family has preserved this local treasure, and for that they are heroes. More about this wine soon on the @winesofcroatia blog! #bačić #cetinka #baciccetinka #korcula #croatia #winesofcroatia #dalmatia #islandwine

A sad and depressing sight: my local @starbucks closed down. This has been my coffee shop for over 20 years, a cozy, inviting place where i often met friends and bumped into old acquaintances. I got to know the baristas and several regulars. This place was great not so much for the coffee but for the community (I enjoyed the brew too!) But Starbucks chose profits over people. Shame! It’s a terrible loss to this neighborhood. I worry now about the attached @barnesandnoble The store seems so lonely now, somehow missing a limb, and of course less frequented by customers wandering in with their lattes. Now lost, coffee-less souls shuffle its hallowed, wizened aisles, with bewildered stares like old people looking in mirrors, asking how did this happen? I am among them. #community #loss #starbucks #shameonyou #shameonyoustarbucks #newjersey #freehold #freeholdnj #vacant #lostsouls #barnesandnoble
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A sad and depressing sight: my local @starbucks closed down. This has been my coffee shop for over 20 years, a cozy, inviting place where i often met friends and bumped into old acquaintances. I got to know the baristas and several regulars. This place was great not so much for the coffee but for the community (I enjoyed the brew too!) But Starbucks chose profits over people. Shame! It’s a terrible loss to this neighborhood. I worry now about the attached @barnesandnoble The store seems so lonely now, somehow missing a limb, and of course less frequented by customers wandering in with their lattes. Now lost, coffee-less souls shuffle its hallowed, wizened aisles, with bewildered stares like old people looking in mirrors, asking how did this happen? I am among them. #community #loss #starbucks #shameonyou #shameonyoustarbucks #newjersey #freehold #freeholdnj #vacant #lostsouls #barnesandnoble

Yalumba 2017 Viognier: Such a delicious wine for just $12, with an oily, silky texture and lusciously exotic notes of ripe pear skins, chamomile tea with honey, honeysuckle blossoms, candied ginger, and jasmine. A @wine_spectator Top 100 wine (#56, 90 points) of 2018 #yalumba #viognier #australia #southaustralia #2017 #vintage2017 #top100 #wine #winereview #winespectatortop100
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Yalumba 2017 Viognier: Such a delicious wine for just $12, with an oily, silky texture and lusciously exotic notes of ripe pear skins, chamomile tea with honey, honeysuckle blossoms, candied ginger, and jasmine. A @wine spectator Top 100 wine ( #56, 90 points) of 2018 #yalumba #viognier #australia #southaustralia #2017 #vintage2017 #top100 #wine #winereview #winespectatortop100

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Chianti, and this one I LOVE. #chianticlassico #marcheseantinori #chianti #2015 #vintage2015 #tignanello #italy #italianwine #toscana #tuscany #sangiovese
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I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Chianti, and this one I LOVE. #chianticlassico #marcheseantinori #chianti #2015 #vintage2015 #tignanello #italy #italianwine #toscana #tuscany #sangiovese

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ~Buddha #dailyinspiration #quoteoftheday #buddha #inspiration #wine #wineinspiration #ninofranco #prosecco #valdobbiadene #docg #valdobbiadenedocg #bubbles #bubbly #sparklingwine
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“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ~Buddha #dailyinspiration #quoteoftheday #buddha #inspiration #wine #wineinspiration #ninofranco #prosecco #valdobbiadene #docg #valdobbiadenedocg #bubbles #bubbly #sparklingwine

I’m so thankful every day for my life with this little angel. 😊🐶💕🙏🏼 #Repost @smokie.the.cockapoo ・・・
Every new day is a blessing, a birthday. Enjoy every minute. 😊🙏🏼💕🐶 #cutedog #smokie #smokiethecockapoo #cockapoo #blessings #dailymotivation #birthday #newday #dogsofig
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I’m so thankful every day for my life with this little angel. 😊🐶💕🙏🏼 #repost @smokie.the.cockapoo ・・・ Every new day is a blessing, a birthday. Enjoy every minute. 😊🙏🏼💕🐶 #cutedog #smokie #smokiethecockapoo #cockapoo #blessings #dailymotivation #birthday #newday #dogsofig

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson #thoughtoftheday #wisdom #winewisdom #ralphwaldoemerson #365daysofinspiration #dailyjoy ************************
This 2017 Colombard from the Côtes de Gascogne in southwest France is so fresh, so zippy with green apple/white peach tang and liquid rock mineral savoriness, delivering a sharp, purposeful focus and a mouth tingling embrace that keeps me coming back for more to wash down my Asian cabbage salad. And it costs only $7.99 at @wegmans ! 😊🍷🔥 #colombard #cotesdegascogne #winesoffrance #frenchwine #whitewine #montgravet #valuewine #2017vintage #toulouse
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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson #thoughtoftheday #wisdom #winewisdom #ralphwaldoemerson #365daysofinspiration #dailyjoy ************************ This 2017 Colombard from the Côtes de Gascogne in southwest France is so fresh, so zippy with green apple/white peach tang and liquid rock mineral savoriness, delivering a sharp, purposeful focus and a mouth tingling embrace that keeps me coming back for more to wash down my Asian cabbage salad. And it costs only $7.99 at @wegmans ! 😊🍷🔥 #colombard #cotesdegascogne #winesoffrance #frenchwine #whitewine #montgravet #valuewine #2017vintage #toulouse

a skin macerated Rukatac, aka Maraština, from the Pelješac peninsula along the Dalmatia coast of Croatia. Bruised apple, almond skin, yellow flowers, and a hint of Adriatic sea breeze over wet limestone rocks. Not as fresh as I would like, but its tannic structure keeps it real, and it grows more interesting once it warms up in the glass. #croatia #islandwine #peljesac #rukatac #marastina #bura #winesofcroatia #orangewine #amberrevolution #amberwine
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a skin macerated Rukatac, aka Maraština, from the Pelješac peninsula along the Dalmatia coast of Croatia. Bruised apple, almond skin, yellow flowers, and a hint of Adriatic sea breeze over wet limestone rocks. Not as fresh as I would like, but its tannic structure keeps it real, and it grows more interesting once it warms up in the glass. #croatia #islandwine #peljesac #rukatac #marastina #bura #winesofcroatia #orangewine #amberrevolution #amberwine

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