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    Oct 10th, 2015 By

    A great visit with the Mingorra family in Alentejo, where daughter Maria was the host along with the winemaker Paulo. You knew the afternoon would be off to an adventurous start when one of the housekeepers came running out of the house with a shotgun, possibly aiming at the partridge we would be enjoying for […]


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 The Beaumont: Very Luxurious & Hip London Hotel
  "Welcome, we've been expecting you," says the magnificently dressed doorman in the kind of baritone voice you'd expect to hear in a new Broadway play. It's almost eleven in the evening and when he addresses me ...
image Dr. L and Dr. L Dry Rieslings Hit the US Market
  Do you like Riesling wine?Here in NYC, it's all the rage - some fanatics even have the name of this grape imprinted on their arm as a tattoo. Last night, I tried the  U.S. debut of a new ...
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 ...