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Canary Islands Wine Vacation (Wine Spectator Video Contest 2019)

Behind the scenes of our entry to the Wine Spectator Video Contest This has been a very busy year for DiVino, with the (relaunch) of…

4 Champagne-Style Sparkling Wines from Around the World

4 Champagne-Style Sparkling Wines from Around the World

Can You Make Champagne Outside of France?  No, you cannot.  The number once difference between Champagne and other sparkling wines is that Champagne is only…

Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon Review (Music Video!)

Château Lafite Rothschild and Viña Los Vascos In 2010, DiVino was commissioned to write, produce, and star in a music video as part of a…

Nostalgia by the Numbers: Eau d’Italie Acqua Decima and 4711 Eau de Cologne

Nostalgia by the Numbers: Eau d’Italie Acqua Decima and 4711 Eau de Cologne

Numbers are notoriously commemorative. From birthdays to battles, a few digits have the capacity to trigger a host of memories and associated emotions.  We spend…

A Wail and a Whisper: How I learned to Love Le Labo

Before I ever smelled it, I fell head over heels for the idea of Le Labo—a perfect victim of cupid’s marketing marksmanship. During a YouTube…

Number Eight: A Wine Review

In keeping with my numbers theme from Vino2010, just when I thought I’d had enough of Tuscany, I rounded the corner  and spotted a familiar…

REVIEW: The Art of Scent: 1889-2012 – Museum of Arts and Design

REVIEW: The Art of Scent: 1889-2012 – Museum of Arts and Design

This past Monday night I attended the opening of The Art of Scent 1889-2012, the latest exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design. Curated…

Amour Nocturne & Skin on Skin: Perfume Review

Amour Nocturne & Skin on Skin: Perfume Review

With a name like explosions d’émotions, innuendos abound. This new collection by L’Artisan Parfumeur is all about eros.  Publicity images feature lithe and languid women draped…