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!)

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Collio Awards: Recognition for Quality White Wine Region

Have you heard of Collio? Or the Collio Awards? Collio is a small region in Italy, a few hours by the Venice airport. I am here with other international wine… More »

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Wine Reviews Week of July 4th

Curious what I’ve been drinking over the holiday week? Mercer Estate Wines I have a strong liking for Washington State Wines so I was excited to receive these samples. The… More »

Georges Duboeuf

Georges Duboeuf Preview of the 2015 Cru Domaine and Chateau wines

What a great preview of the 2015 Cru Domaine and Chateau wines from Georges Duboeuf. I’ve had the honor of attending these Georges Duboeuf events for many years, and this… More »


Great Launch of Rotari Brut and Rosé Sparkling Wines

Great Rotari launch party! It’s always so fun when the winemaker is as energetic as Rotari’s Lucio Matricardi, Ph.D. The room was gorgeously and festively set up with balloons, and… More »

Cristobal Undurraga Marimon

New Wine from Cristobal Undurraga Marimon

It was fun catching up with Cristobal Undurraga Marimon last night at Sparks Steak House to try some of his recent wines. He’s a super vivacious guy who fits in… More »

Josh Cellars

Josh Cellars Wines at Bouley Botanical

Curious about Josh Cellars Wine? Fabulous opportunity to taste the range of wines from Josh Cellars, paired with the exquisite, and very healthy, cuisine of celebrity chef David Bouley who… More »

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Wine and Cheese Classes at Murray’s Cheese!

I’m very excited to attend a class next Tuesday at Murray’s Cheese Tuesday May 10, where we will explore wine from Uruguay with winemaker Francisco Carrau! Uruguay is the fourth-largest… More »

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Very Cool Code Rouge Bubbly Launch party with Producer Gérard Bertrand

Fabulous launch event for Gérard Bertrand’s new Code Rouge bubbly took place at the very cool Provocateur club earlier this week! The launch introduced the trade launch of “Code Rouge”… More »

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Valpolicella comes to NYC

Fabulous tutored wine lecture and wine tasting featuring the Wines of Valpolicella at the Doubletree Hotel on April 26. It was great to stop by the booths and see old… More »

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Tasting Notes Week of May 7, 2017: Wines for Mother’s Day

Just in time: wines for Mother’s day! So many great wines for this special holiday … you won’t find anything dark and tannic in this line-up, just very fresh, tasty,… More »


Meeting the Ladies of Anselmi and Nino Franco Wineries

Typically when you visit a winery in Italy, it is a man at the helm … yet last night I met two ladies who are increasingly running the family businesses.… More »


Exploring the Wines of Ca’ Di Rajo

It was so great to have an elegant tasting lunch of wines from Ca’ Di Rajo featuring two of their top prosecco sparking wines, and also their new pinot grigio.… More »

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