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    Fabulous tasting today at Bordeaux Under One Roof tasting, with a private Master Class led by patrick Cappiello who’s been a sommelier and wine director at several top NYC restaurants, and now is the wine director at Pearl and Ash. The event was designed to show the diversity of the region, with a dry white, […]


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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 Santa Ynez Inn Rocks
  Fab visit to the Santa Ynez Inn, a luxury hotel in the tiny (and I mean very small!) 'old west' town of Santa Ynez. Arriving here one drives through what can only be called a stage ...
image 2014 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir
So the new vintages of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are in ... just in time for the holidays. The 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon blanc bursts with notes of tropical melon, pineapple, and passion fruit ...
image Exploring Casa Pomona
    Last night I had a fab dinner at Casa Pomona, a new restaurant in the Upper West side on Columbus between 84th and 85th. Above is Marion Maur, who is also involved in Bocelli in ...