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Kinou Cazes HachemianL of Lynch Bages

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 »

sterling

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 »

VINO 2017 NYC

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 »

Navarra

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 »

sagrantino

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 »

Arlaux Champagne

Experiencing Arlaux Champagne

Are you curious about some of the smaller houses in Champagne? Such as Arlaux Champagne? More to the point, have you wondered about how a majority of Pinot Meunier in… More »

Beaujolais Nouveau Duboeuf

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrive

What a fabulous kickoff for the new vintage of Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau last night! The elegant venue for the launch of Beaujolais Nouveau was Bouley Botanical with the stars of… More »

Tenuta Carretta

Visiting Tenuta Carretta in Piobesi d’Alba

“Welcome to our castle Tenuta Carretta,” says lovely Gaia Manno, standing outside a 12th century castle in remarkably good repair. With the rolling hillsides in the background, and very few… More »

Visiting Piedmonte 2016: The Producers

Recently I had the chance to explore a variety of wineries, large and small, in the Piedmonte region of Italy. The trip was created by Vini del Piedmonte, the Consortium… More »

Josetta Saffirio

Visiting Josetta Saffirio Winery in Monforte d’Alba

Did you ever imagine what it must be like to be a young woman, about 21 or so, in the beginning of the 1970s with a strong passion to be… More »

Terre del Barolo

Visiting Terre de Barolo in Barolo

So many exciting things are going on at Terre de Barolo since my last 2014 visit I can hardly contain myself! First, in addition to longstanding enologist/technical director Danielle Ponzo… More »

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