Do you enjoy learning about wine – the best value wines as well as expensive wine???

Have fun with wine expert Marisa D’Vari as she takes you on her travels through the fine wine world, interviewing winemakers and introducing you to gorgeous wine regions around the world.

You’ll discover what goes on behind the scenes in classic fine wine regions such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne, as well lesser known quality regions where you can find the best wine at incredible value (and find them in your local wine shop!)

Check it out now!


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#AntePrimaAmarone 2012 DOCG

Anteprima Amarone is an event set in Verona at the end of January to celebrate the release of the Amarone vintage and is sponsored by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella.… More »

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Madeira Dining: Chalet Vicente Restaurant #MadeiraUSA

Chalet Vicente Restaurant for Fun Lively Dining The first thing you notice when you walk from the sidewalk to the Chalet Vicente restaurant is the welcoming bright lights and the… More »

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Visiting Henriques & Henriques: #MadeiraUSA

Great visit with Henriques & Henriques CEO Humberto Jardim The Henriques & Henriques wine lodge and shop is located in a lively part of the city, with gorgeous views and… More »

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Visit & Tasting at the Madeira Wine Embroidery & Handicraft Institute #MadeiraUSA

Rubina Vieira Introduces Madeira Wine Like Madeira wine? Rubina Vieira, Chefe da Camera de Provadores (chief of the tasting room) has been working in the Madeira Wine  Institute for 15… More »

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Cabernet Sauvignon: S. Africa vs. Chile

Do you know your Cabernet Sauvignon? In the Master of Wine educational program, we often have blind tastings of as many as five (out of our 12) wines, and are… More »

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Lunch at Lagar Restaurant in Madeira #MadeiraUSA

Enjoy a Variety of Roasted Meat? Lagar is a very famous restaurant in Madeira, known for its specialty in a style of meat which is brought to the table in… More »

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Justino’s Madeira Wines: #MadeiraUSA

Great Tasting at Justino’s Julio Fernandes, Commercial Director, welcomes us to the winery’s main office and immediately puts us at ease with his friendly manner. Before the tasting, Julio introduces… More »

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Luxury Dining Madeira: Choupana Hills Restaurant #MadeiraUSA

Hidden Luxury Restaurant at the top of the city “So what types of people come here?” I ask General Manager Ricardo Rodrigues, as he welcomes on the gorgeous terrace overlooking… More »

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Seaside Restaurant Madeira: O Classico #MadeiraUSA

Very impressive introduction to the O Classico restaurant in Maderia, where the beautiful coastline is visible if you sit outside on the terrace on a sunny day. The first course… More »

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Tasting at Pereira D’Oliveira #MadeiraUSA

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait Luis Olivera welcomes us to his tasting room and adega in Madeira, which his family founded in 1850 and is still family run.… More »

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Visiting HM Borges for #MadeiraUSA

The two cousins came from a grandfather who launched the company in 1877. He was a merchant, buying salt and Madeira wine and the business grew over the decades. Now… More »

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Fine Dining Madeira: Uva Restaurant and Wine Bar #MadeiraUSA

Fabulous cool restaurant overlooking the city: Uva Restaurant So the first thing you notice when you arrive at Uva Restaurant and Wine Bar is that is it is a super… More »

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