the guide to drinking pink

Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan MW: “Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink”

Do you love Rosé wine? Join the crowd. Chances are, if you’re not a Master of Wine like Jennifer you simply enjoyed Rosé Wine and didn’t really think about how… More »

Chateau Lagrange

Visit to Chateau Lagrange

It was great to see Charlotte Denjean, PR manager for Chateau Lagrange, again after the UGC visit to New York a few weeks ago. Chateau Lagrange is one of the… More »

Chateau Prieure Lichine

Visiting Prieure Lichine in Margaux

It was delightful to see Lise Latrielle of Chateau Prieure Lichine again, who with technical manager Etienne Charrier welcome our little group for a tour, tasting, and dinner at the… More »

Visit to Chateau Lascombes

  Karine Barbier, Public Relations manager, is a most gracious host as she welcomes us to Chateau Lascombes, a lavish Second Growth estate. Though the estate existed for centuries its… More »

Chateau Fourtet

Visiting Clos Fourtet

What a treat to meet Matthieu Cuvelier, director of the gorgeous Clos Fourtet which his Paris-based family bought several decades ago. Warm and gregarious, M. Cuvelier greeted us and showed… More »

Visiting Chateau Clinet in Pomerol

“Welcome!” says attractive Monique Bailly, as our car pulls into the driveway in front of Chateau Clinet in Pomerol. With her long blonde hair Monique looks like the total California… More »


Visiting Chateau Soutard

This year, the Union Des Grand Crus changed the program for journalists, arranging for small groups to make afternoon visits after the En Primeur tasting. It turned out to be… More »

Prowein 2017

Report on ProWein 2017

As I write this, ProWein 2017 is just finishing up. It is my fifth year, and the organization of this event has always been fabulous. This year – as every… More »

Fullerton wine

Experiencing Fullerton Wines from Oregon

It was great to meet the father and son team behind Fullerton Wines of Oregon today at the very Nordic Smörgås restaurant on Park Avenue. The family is from Denmark… More »

Henry's Drive

Savoring Shiraz (and other varietals) with Kim

“I’m here to talk about the brand Henry’s Drive, and to celebrate our region of Padthaway,” says owner Kim Longbottom, who has a very interesting range of quality-focused wine, encompassing… More »

Jeanne-Marie De champs

Jeanne-Marie De Champs Visits #ProWein 2017

ProWein 2017 is shaping up to be the best wine fair ever – and for the most part, everyone who is anyone in the wine business is planning to be… More »

La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino with Tommaso Cortonesi

Tasting La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino with Tommaso Cortonesi

It was so much fun catching up with Tommaso Cortonesi of La Mannella in Montalcino at the hot new restaurant Blu on Park. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Tommaso… More »

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