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    A weekend in St Tropez … well, what can be said? Though St. Tropez is possibly one of the only “non-wine” trips I’ve taken to France, the village is as charming as ever. In the mornings it is fun to wander through the village, have a croissant and coffee, and watch the (mostly French locals) […]


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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 July 29, 2014 2011 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet
  2011 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Very excited to try this new vintage from Faust, which is  the creation of Agustin Huneeus who created Quintessa, with Charles Thomas in charge of winemaking. The wine is rich, ...
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 ...