Posts by Marisa D'Vari

Villa Maria

Villa Maria of New Zealand comes to New York

Do you love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? If so, you will love New Zealand Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and the top end red blends …. Today so privileged to be… More »

Felipe Stahlschmidt

Tasting with Felipe Stahlschmidt of Pascual Toso

Do you love Malbec? What about Chardonnay, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon? You will find that Felipe Stahlschmidt of Pascual Toso makes them all. How do you like your Malbec? Entry… More »

Felipe Martin Cabezon

Ribera Del Duero Dinner with Felipe Martin Cabezon of Bodegas Garcia Figuero

Have you had a glass of wine from a bottle that retails for $399 recently? Actually, I can’t recall paying that price ever – but recently I was able to… More »


A Perfect Score: The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st Century Winery

A Perfect Score: The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st Century, written by Craig and Katheryn Hall, is a very intimate look at the dramatic ups and downs of… More »


Recent Tasting Notes

Recent tasting notes Brouilly Cru Beaujolais Le Sigaid 2014 Restrained yet bright raspberry and strawberry flavors with racy acidity and easy drinking tannins. Great with a variety of foods –… More »

Merlot of Ticino

Discovering Merlot of Ticino, Switzerland

Have you discovered the Merlot of Ticino, Switzerland? Our journey from Sierre in the French speaking part of Switzerland to the charming Agriturismo Fattoria L’Amorosa to the Italian speaking region… More »

Flemings 50 Wines of August” program

Fleming’s 50 Wines of August” program

“I haven’t seen you here before,” says the handsome bartender, giving me a generous tasting pour of the ultra-premium Hall’s Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. It’s not every day… More »

Lodi Ancient Vines

Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel & Ancient Wines During #WBC16

Are you curious about what goes on “behind the scenes” in that bottle of Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel you’re enjoying? If you’ve seen the film Sideways, you might remember the… More »

Michael David Winery

#WBC16: “Surprise Visit to Michael David Winery

Do you like surprises? One of the highlights of the Wine Bloggers Conference each year are the surprise visits to wineries. This year, I ended up at Michael David Winery… More »

#WBC16: Smart Phone Photography and Videography

#WBC16: Smart Phone Photography and Videography

Do you know how to use your smart phone for photography and videography? This smart phone photography and videography session was one of the best sessions of the conference, as… More »


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 »

Little Black Dress

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 »

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