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Eric Genau
July 26, 2009 | Champagne, Food Pairings, Italy, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Prosecco, Sangiovese | Eric Genau

Do Something You Love

There are a lot of things I love in life.  Among them, and in no particular order, are my wife, my dog, and wine.  Thanks to my parents and an early start, it seems as though wine has been a part of just about every significant memory in my life.  Family dinners at home, traveling, parties, birthdays...and my wedding (rumor has it that we went through a few bottles of Champagne).  I became a dad for the first time on July 4th, and I'm already thinking of a fun bottle to put away for his 21st birthday.  Or maybe the 18th?  If I'm anything like my parents, my kid will be tasting wine early and often. 

Wine creates beautiful experiences and enhances others – a long, winding journey up a Tuscan mountain in search of a vineyard restaurant on a warm, early fall day that ended with the most perfectly layered and drinkable bottle of Chianti Classico (now that's a romantic lunch); a Prosecco cocktail and a Pinot Noir on the first night of our honeymoon; the bottle that we forgot we had that rounded out a perfect meal at home (remember that Malbec from Cahors that went perfectly with that lamb)?

I have been given a lot of advice in my life, but perhaps none more important than "do something you love."  And so I am.  I look forward to sharing it with people I know and people I will know.  Together we will create more great life experiences.


Bill's Gravatar
@ May 27, 2009 at 6:35 AM
"a bottle of good wine, like a good act, shines ever in the retrospect" - Robert Louis Stevenson we look forward to you doing what you love- and the value it will bring to wine lovers in Buffalo

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Kevin LoVullo
@ Sep 11, 2009 at 1:30 AM
"I like cooking with wine, sometimes I put it in food"...

Rich's Gravatar
@ Nov 23, 2009 at 2:20 PM
Amen! My parents too introduced me to the wonderful world of wine at a young age.

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Fine wine and spirits
@ Nov 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM
I am also big fan of fine wine and spirits and I know what you mean. The joy of tasting really good wine is great. Wish you all the best and thank you for doing this.

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James Coburn
@ Feb 25, 2011 at 9:40 PM
Thanks Eric... I was in Buffalo a couple of weeks ago with my son's hockey tournament. Stepping away and discovering your store, was a nice off ice experience. Your suggested the "A" 2009 ANDEZON. You were so right, although I have never been a fan of Cotes-Du-Rhone, it was fantastic. Especially for the price. I only wish I could order from Canada? Best of luck in the future, James

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@ Mar 7, 2014 at 7:06 AM
Thanks a lot for sharing us about this update. Hope you will not get tired on making posts as informative as this.

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