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Leora Kalikow
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Leora Kalikow is a wine geek and sommelier, dining and drinking her way through New York City. She is the Director of Communications at Public House Wine, an innovative boxed wine company dedicated to changing the way Millennials drink.

A student of journalism, Leora graduated from the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University in 2009.

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The Future of Millennial Drinking Is The Box

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Full disclosure: I helped found a boxed wine company. When we started, we believed that boxed wine was the future of millennial wine drinking. But since then, that belief has grown into certainty.

It's not only boxed wine that's the way of the future. As long as millennials...

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Drink Less, Eat Better: Making Resolutions That Actually Stick

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 2:00 PM

Many Americans make resolutions every year, and yet 88 percent of them fail, because most resolutions are too big, too broad or too vague to commit to.

We all want a six-pack and a six-figure salary, but resolving to do so won't necessarily result in a bathing suit...

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Avoiding Land Mines at the Office Party

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 4:04 PM

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The Office Party can feel like a playground or a prison, depending on the company culture of your workplace. BUT there are some easy ways to capitalize on the good times and avoid potential land mines, no matter what kind of holiday party...

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Thanksgiving: The Holiday of Wine

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 9:46 AM

Thanksgiving usually inspires visions of Turkeys, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
Mmmm. Stuffing.

But really, it should be the Holiday of Wine. The pilgrims drank wine, the Indians drank wine, and you should drink it too.

Here's 5 reasons why:

1. Family Stress
If your extended family...

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A Global Look at Drinking Trends

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 8:43 AM

Since its creation, alcohol has been the liquid fuel for demise, debauchery, elation and celebration. In ancient times, alcohol was utilized as a panacea or for religious ritual, but its uses have changed to meet the needs of our modern pleasure-seeking society, see: Oktoberfest, Napa Valley and college campuses for...

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The Great Wine & Food Matching Myth

(9) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 5:20 PM

There is no wine and food matching. That's all a big delusion. All the principles of wine and food matching are a complex set of metaphors that actually have no basis whatsoever. I'm just saying 'Stop it!'


Master of Wine Tim Hanni has been leading the crusade to...

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Gen Y Is Gen Wine

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 6:14 PM

Millennials are a notoriously flighty, flaky bunch, so it comes as some surprise that they are leading wine industry growth -- a market plagued by old guard attitude and pretension. But the habits of Generation Y are more in line with the experience of wine than any generation...

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Why Some Wines Break the Bank

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 10:36 AM

I'm often asked if expensive wine is really that much better than the $15 bottles at Trader Joe's. In reality, there are great wines at every price point, but certain factors will drive the cost through the roof. Here's what'll make a wine break the bank:

1. Location. If a...

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