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      Can you think of anything more interesting to due May 17th and 18th 2014 than have dinner at Chateaux Beychevelle, Chateau Figeac, Latour-Martillac, chateau Olivier, Pichon Longueville or La Pointe? Last year wine lovers from over 32 countries came to taste Bordeaux and meet the winemakers, with activities including vineyard tours, and a variety […]


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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 IL GATTOPARDO Restaurant repopens in the historic Rockefeller Townhouses
“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change” – Il Gattopardo, 1958 "Where did all these people come from?" I wondered, walking into the "new"  IL GATTOPARDO restaurant, which just ...
Tasting Note February 2, 2014
Vaza Rioja Cosecha 2012 Very fresh and vibrant wine with red cherries, oak, that pairs well with many different cuisine at an affordable price point.  This is actually the entry level wine of a top winery ...
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 ...