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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 »

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 »

riesling fritz haag Maximin Grunhaus

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 »

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