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      The photo of fun loving Chester Osborn above is so typical of the very insightful trade tasting today of the first families of Australian wine. What was interesting is that most people think of Australia as a “new country” yet almost everyone on the panel had ancestors who had been making wine for over […]


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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 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 Domaine Paul Mas Rose: Now it’s Finally Summer!
So today is April 28th, and until yesterday it was still "winter" in NYC. Happily, today it is finally summer, and what better time to try a still and sparkling wine from Domaine Paul Mas. Now ...
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 ...