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About Judd Smith

Judd Smith is a local wine enthusiast who also works as Cadre Hospitality Group's beverage director.
Latest Posts | By Judd Smith
Wine Pricing: Where the Dirt Makes the Difference
4 days ago

Wine Pricing: Where the Dirt Makes the Difference

I love that line and I wish I could take credit for it. It came up in a discussion I was having with one of my long time wine reps, …
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Summertime Wines: Fresh & Acidic
3 months ago

Summertime Wines: Fresh & Acidic

News flash: it’s hot. I’ve seen innovative and we’ll call them “extremely original” ways to stay cool. I prefer the traditional oenophile methodology versus the strictly beer diet. Summertime wines.


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Setting the Mood
8 months ago

Setting the Mood

What sets a mood better than music? Music helps convey tone and energy in movies, plays and television shows every day. But how does music associate with adult beverages? I’m …
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New Year Wine Resolutions
9 months ago

New Year Wine Resolutions

The new year always comes with New Year resolutions. On Jan. 1, we will barrel into a new year with an opportunity to create new habits, drop old ones, and …
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Manhattan Recipe
2 years ago

Manhattan Recipe

2 ounces of your favorite Rye Whiskey (I like Sazerac Rye) 1 ounce of sweet vermouth 2 dashes of Angostora Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice, stir …
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