CRN Digital Magazine

CRN Digital Magazine

Allen R. Balik: The Wine Exchange: Portugal Continues to Amaze!

Last year, I was fortunate to lead a group of 19 wine- loving enthusiasts to Portugal with in-depth tasting and ...
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Allen Balik on Wine

Allen R. Balik: The Wine Exchange: Evolving Taste Preferences

 Our tastes in wine are subject to change as we get older, gain more knowledge and begin to appreciate the ...
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Allen Balik on Wine

Allen R. Balik: The Wine Exchange: Dining Out

Deciding to dine out seems pretty straightforward as we do it routinely and often don’t pay attention to all the ...
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Allen Balik on Wine

Allen R. Balik: The Wine Exchange: Why Old Vines?

We often hear the expression “Old Vine” and see it printed primarily on Zinfandel labels, but has anyone defined what ...
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Allen Balik on Wine

Allen R. Balik: The Wine Exchange: Do You Have a Favorite Wine?

The question I most often hear whether guiding a tour at home or abroad, during a break at an educational ...
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Allen Balik on Wine

Allen R. Balik: The Wine Exchange: Cork — Is the Jury Still Out?

Three years ago, I wrote in this column about quality advances being made by the cork industry in response to ...
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CRN Digital Talk Radio host Robert Conrad

Fox News’ “The Five” Wishes CRN’s Robert Conrad a Happy Birthday!

Robert Conrad (known in our circles as "Uncle Bob") celebrated his birthday on March 1 - and received a special ...
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In His 59th Year on Radio, Barry Farber Continues to Broadcast Words of Wisdom

Listening to Barry Farber opens the door to a vibrant and living history of modern America from the mid-20th Century ...
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Allen Balik on Wine

Allen R. Balik: The Wine Exchange: Bordeaux 2015. Another ‘Great’ Vintage?

It seems as each new year dawns, the vinous conversation focuses on Bordeaux ...
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Allen Balik on Wine

Allen R. Balik: Cava, Not Just Another Sparkling Wine

Champagne is perhaps the first name that comes to mind when thinking about world-class sparkling wines ...
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Top wines revealved

Rodney Strong, Bogle Wines Named Co-Winners of Larry Lipson’s Top Wines Under $20 for 2017

Selections from Rodney Strong and Bogle topped Larry Lipson's Top Wines Under $20 list for 2017, the food and beverage ...
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Allen Balik on Wine

Allen R. Balik: The Nose Knows

From the very early days of my vinous adventure, I realized wine was expressive of all five senses ...
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