Wines of Chile Pinot Nor

Wines of Chile Pinot Noir Tasting in NYC

Fabulous Wines of Chile Pinot Noir Tasting (and lunch!) today at the world famous Terroir Tribecca, an aptly chosen venue to showcase the specific terroir of Chile we learned about… More »


Tasting the Turkish Wines of Vinkara with Founder Ardic Gursel

It was a pleasure to meet Ms. Ardic Gursel, founder of VinKara wines of Turkey last night at a private dinner showcasing her delicious wines. Ardic had spent the day… More »

17th Citadelle du Vin international wine competition

17th Citadelle du Vin International Wine Competition

This past June, I was very excited to be able to judge wine at the 17th Citadelle du Vin international wine competition. Though I’ve judged wine for many other organizations… More »

Donelan Family Wines

Exploring Donelan Family Wines

How do you like your Syrah? Do you like the bold New World style, or the more sophisticated and understated European style? Last night, Cushing Donelan, Director of Marketing for… More »

Dry Creek Vally AVA

Discovering wines of Dry Creek Valley with Ann Petersen

Do you like Zinfandel? This variety can be considered a “California Classic” and grows well in many parts of the state. The Dry Creek AVA within the larger Sonoma AVA… More »


Tasting Notes Week of September 6, 2017

  Locations NZ6 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Delicious higher quality NZ SB, from heart of trendy Wairau Valley. Lots of passion fruit and crisp grassy flavors. Leitz 2015 Pinot Noir 9173618843… More »

Cline Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel

Enjoying Cline Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel

This is a shout out for what I (and many) consider an “American classic” – Lodi Old World Zinfandel from Cline Cellars. Zinfandel is the perfect California grape that reflects… More »

Tenuta di Arceno

Can Tuscany rival Bordeaux?

The first time I experienced Arcanum from Tenuta di Arceno I actually didn’t know what I was tasting. That’s because it was what the Master of Wine educational program calls a “blind… More »


Discovering Alentejo Wines #vinhodealentejo

Fabulous seminar on wines of Alentejo today led by the charming and always interesting Evan Goldstein MS. Wines of Alentejo have been fabulous since Roman times, and in the last… More »

Chateau La Grezette

Lunch with Claude Boudamani, General Manager of Chateau LaGrezette

  Fascinating lunch with M. Claude Boudamani, Manager Director of Chateau LaGrezette in Cahors, a historic region in France known for the (original) Malbec grape as well as its beautiful… More »

Dougas Greek Wine

Dougos Greek Wine Winner at Kellari in New York

Great to see Yiannis Karakasis MW again last night at a dinner featuring the wines of Dougos held at the Kellari restaurant in NY. Four wines were served to match… More »

Ala Vecchia

Meeting Elia Pellegrini of Aia Vecchia winery

What a fabulous experience today with a dynamic new force in the Italian wine trade. His name is Elia Pellegrini. He is the sharp-minded ambassador of his family’s Aia Vecchia… More »

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