Where’s Aimée?: Lieb Travels to the Czech Republic


I have always wanted to be a global citizen. Even while growing up on a bayou in southern Louisiana I had pen pals from Italy, Belgium and Egypt. We compared our foods and surroundings, sharing stories of family and friends as well as the occasional mix tape. As a freelance wine and spirits judge my nose often brings me places that I never dared to dream. For over a decade wine has been my most common ground in connecting with others, and while my passport is currently languishing,...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes – June 2020

I just looked back at my March blog post. It was 3 months ago but feels like a lifetime. I’m not going to sugar coat it. These past few months for our business, our employees and our families have been rough, mentally and physically.

The low was probably the day I single-handedly worked the phone, e-comm and the tasting room because some scary statistics had just been released, and my team members were (rightfully) afraid to come in. I didn’t sleep that night. I went days with stress headaches....

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I’m Obsessed: Things I can’t get enough of right now! (late spring 2020 quarantine edition)

SO, clearly the angle with which I am approaching this list has changed greatly. Instead of obsessing over an object first, I’m instead obsessing over the TRIUMPH of the SPIRIT I'm witnessing. These are dark times and yet every single day I am touched or impressed by peoples' ability to rise to the occasion and help in some capacity. The level of compassion, industriousness and creativity coming from citizens and businesses alike has been very inspiring - a true triumph of the spirit despite the...

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Where’s Aimée?: At Home Watching Netflix

I love BBQ! I’ve attended the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, I know the differences between North Carolina and South Carolina styles, I lived in Texas for a few years, and even though I never worked at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, I have the menu committed to memory. So the new film Uncorked on Netflix, which covers wine but also features smoky meat treats, had me curious.  My only regret is that I didn’t order BBQ while watching it.

The story takes place in Memphis and centers around a young...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes – March 2020

Woah, guys. I thought about not writing my blog at all this quarter. I mean, what can I possibly say right now? Does what's happening "behind the scenes" at Lieb even matter? Can I offer any words that will be at all helpful or insightful? No. This crisis is so much bigger than me, than Lieb.

Yet, here I am typing. I feel compelled to say SOMETHING.

What feels right, I think, is not to report on what's going on here, but simply to take this post to wish everyone reading this health, perspective...

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