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    So, is Giannienrico Martini the most brilliant wine marketer, or not? Today I was a guest at the launch of the Canti Prosecco brand in the U.S.  The lunch took place at  Locanda Verde in NYC, and even though I had visited the Prosecco region I was extremely impressed by both the quality of this […]


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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 Tasting Notes Week of September 8th, 2014
Georges Duboeuf Beajolais Village 2013 This is a great food wine, especially in summer and early fall, with softer tannins and a fruit-led structure. It was fun to try it side by side with a "cru" ...
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 ...