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    Christy Canterbury Master of Wine, famous international wine judge and journalist, gave a splendid presentation today at Corkbuzz in NYC presenting the wines of Castilla-La Mancha. Here the familiar tempranillo grape is called Cencibel, yet you can find many other varieties … grenache, mouvedre, syrah … both single varietals and more interestingly in blends. American […]


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image Interview with Veronique Sanders of Chateau Haut-Bailly
In a challenging vintage, chateaux with the most resources and the willingness to deploy them are able to make quality wine. That point was brought home to me in the tasting room of Chateau Haut-Bailly during ...
Secrets of the Sommelier: Review of “Restaurant Man” by Joe Bastianich
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the wine director of a restaurant? Of course, in some ways it sounds like a fantasy job. One can imagine the pleasures of having distributors ...
image My visit with Ze’ev Dunie of Seahorse Winery #GoIsrael
So most people associate Israel with religious sights … or hot clubs (play or pray, yes?) Yet increasingly the state is known for its excellent wine. Recently I had the chance to meet up with ...
image Tasting Notes 2/24/13: Wente Single Vineyard Wines
Wente Riva Ranch Single Vineyard Monterey Pinot Noir 2012 Very delicious wine with a medium translucent color, aromas of very ripe sweet cherries, and mouth-filling flavors of summer berries such as raspberries, small strawberries, red currants.  ...
image Meeting Chef Uri Jeremias of Uri Buri Fish during #GoIsrael Tour
“We call it ceviche because people like names,” joked big, jocular, white-haired and long-bearded chef Uri Jeremias, owner and chef at the restaurant Uri Buri Fish restaurant in Akko, near the sea of Galileel.  This ...