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Flemings 50 Wines of August” program

Fleming’s 50 Wines of August” program

“I haven’t seen you here before,” says the handsome bartender, giving me a generous tasting pour of the ultra-premium Hall’s Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. It’s not every day… More »

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Wine Reviews Week of July 4th

Curious what I’ve been drinking over the holiday week? Mercer Estate Wines I have a strong liking for Washington State Wines so I was excited to receive these samples. The… More »

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Tasting Notes Week of May 7, 2017: Wines for Mother’s Day

Just in time: wines for Mother’s day! So many great wines for this special holiday … you won’t find anything dark and tannic in this line-up, just very fresh, tasty,… More »

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Thirsty Dragon: A Wine Book Review

Excellent new book by Wine Spectator contributing editor Suzanne Mustacich that tells the story of how Bordeaux’s pursuits of the Chinese market lead to an influx of Chinese money that… More »

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New Wines from Macari

Just tried two new wines from Macari Vineyards in Long Island – always a delicious adventure. The first was Macari “Early Wine” 2015, so named because this 100% Chardonnay is… More »

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The WallFlower NYC: Fine Dining Restaurant or Chic Cocktail Venue?

    Did you ever walk into a restaurant and somehow think to yourself, hey, that’s my place! Coming from LA, I never really knew the concept of a neighborhood… More »

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Grand Hyatt New York Central Restaurant Rocks

The Grand Hyatt is one of the most elegant and well known hotels in Manhattan, yet when you think of the Hyatt, the first thing that pops into your mind… More »

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Grandi Marchi Exclusive New York Guided Tasting & Lunch

  Inspired by visionary winemakers from across Italy, the 19 wineries of the Grand Marchi are icons of excellence. Great tasting today of 19 wines from world class, family run… More »

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Tasting Domaine de Bila-Haunt Rouge 2014

The Roussillon is on the rise! Before tasting this 2014 bottle of Domaine de Bila-Haunt Rouge from Michel Chapoutier, I asked my companion to writing a tasting note … before… More »

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Must Read: The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil

Do you remember the first Wine Bible? When it came out, it revolutionized the way Americans saw wine. Now author Karen MacNeil is back with a new edition, just as… More »

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Dr. L and Dr. L Dry Rieslings Hit the US Market

  Do you like Riesling wine?Here in NYC, it’s all the rage – some fanatics even have the name of this grape imprinted on their arm as a tattoo. Last night,… More »

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