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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Tasting notes week of May 20, 2015

  Le Rose de Mouton Cadet (Festival de Cannes Limited Edition) 2014 It’s very easy to feel like a movie star with this wine  – the bottle is picture perfect,… More »


Wente Vineyard Chardonnay: Tasting Notes Week of May 28, 2015

Wente Vineyard Chardonnay It’s very interesting to experience three different styles of Chardonnay wine from the same producer! 2014 Eric’s Chardonnay ($25) this is a top end Went Chardonnay made… More »

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Domaine Paul Mas Rose: Now it’s Finally Summer!

So today is April 28th, and until yesterday it was still “winter” in NYC. Happily, today it is finally summer, and what better time to try a still and sparkling… More »


Tasting Notes 2/24/13: Wente Single Vineyard Wines

Wente Riva Ranch Single Vineyard Monterey Pinot Noir 2012 Very delicious wine with a medium translucent color, aromas of very ripe sweet cherries, and mouth-filling flavors of summer berries such… More »


Tasting Notes Week of November 28, 2014

A great holiday week of tasting with some excellent holiday wines! Everything kicked off with Bodega Septima Malbec 2012 from the Uco Valley. I was tasting it in a NYC… More »

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