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Côtes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rosé

Enjoying Côtes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rosé with Mathilde Chapoutier

It’s always a pleasure to see the “face” behind the wine, especially if the creator of the wine happens to be as vivacious as Mathilde Chapoutier. The wine in question… More »


Pairing wine from Casillero del Diablo with Innovative Tacos

Do you like tacos? Maybe the better question would be what kind of tacos do you like more, Jerk Chicken Tacos or Shrimp Tacos with avocado mash? And of course… More »

Dinner in New York with Chris Hall of Long Meadow Ranch

It’s always a pleasure to have the opportunity to visit the Tasting Table test kitchen in SoHo, but the visit is especially welcome when they wine, food, ambience, and Joie… More »

ProWein 2017: Better Than Ever

So this morning I changed my schedule in order to meet with the ProWein team who’ve come to NYC to meet journalists and give us a preview of what ProWein… More »

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Riesling from Maximin Grunhaus and Fritz Haag

So I just received an exciting Riesling shipment which gives me the opportunity to experience different styles, regions, and producers. I was curious to try two Riesling Kabinett wines of… More »

Talking (and Drinking!) Port & Madeira with Bartholomew Broadbent

Very generous and kind of the legendary Bartholomew Broadbent to come downtown to City Winery before traveling home to give a brilliant presentation of both Madeira and Port to an… More »

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Phenomenal Femmes Dinner with Kinou Cazes Hachemian

What a great 4 course dinner with Kinou Cazes Hachemian of Lynch-Bages, a 3rd growth Pauillac estate. The dinner included wine paitimh very successfully organized by the fantastic Marika Vida-Arnold,… More »


Tasting Notes February 7, 2017

Tasting Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Great 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon with good concentration of black fruit, zesty acidity, and a long finish. Good quality for the price, with just… More »


What a great #Vino2017 with a great panel of wine experts, all showing firm evidence of why Italian wine is so popular in the USA. It has also energized Italy… More »

Union Des Grands Crus comes to NYC for 2014 Vintage

Great showing for the 2014 Vintage. Earlier that day, The Wine Media Guild (excellently coordinated by Mark Golodetz) featured speakers Fabien Teitgen, Technical Director at Smith Haut Lafitte, Emeline Borie… More »


Tasting Notes Week of December 22, 2016

Think you know wine from Navarra, Spain? Think again. Navarra is famous for its rose wines, even though it is almost within jumping distance of the red-wine Rioja region. This… More »


Tasting Notes Week of December 14, 2016

2014 Bianca’s White Bianca’s White is an expressive blend of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon with exceptional depth and character. Each varietal was aged in white Bordeaux French oak… More »

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