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Meeting Christine Hanna of Hanna Wineries

  Have you ever had the magical experience of listening to a speaker who told such simple, yet heartfelt stories you felt as if you were reliving the moment with… More »

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Discovering Velenosi Wines in NYC

What better way to spend a rainy day in NYC than to discover the sunny, ancient wines of the Le Marche region in Italy.  Angela Velenosi (the woman pictured above)… More »

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Kay Brothers Vertical Tasting From 1991 Comes to NYC

What a great opportunity to taste Shiraz ranging from 1991 to 2012 yesterday at the fabulous @corkbuzz studio on 13th street! Colin Kay, winemaker and scion of the famous Kay… More »

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Fertuna Wine Pairing Dinner at New York’s Mulino a Vino

Have you ever seen a tomato like this before? Sweetly caramelized, this very ripe red tomato, bursting with flavor, was one of the many highlights of the wine pairing dinner in… More »

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Meeting Lorena Deaconu Stoian, Chief Winemaker at Cramele Halewood in Romania

“Welcome,” says energetic Lorena Deaconu Stoian, Chief Winemaker at Cramele Halewood. It is a beautiful sunny afternoon as Lorena welcomes us to the gorgeous manner house called “Conac” in Romanian,… More »

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Virtually tasting wines of Ruffino

Very fun Virtual Tasting from Snooth with fine wines from Ruffino, an an iconic 138 year-old Tuscan winery with a mission statement explaining they have always embraced a unique balance… More »

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Spain Comes to NYC

One of the great things about being a wine writer in NYC is that it is possible to have the winemakers visit, as well as visiting them on their own… More »

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Washington State Wine 101 Seminar

What a treat to attend a great terroir centric seminar featuring four great presenters and fabulous representation of the quality of Washington State Wine. Though the story began with Riesling… More »

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Two Lands Marries Australian Terroir with California Winemaking

It’s the Australian way, isn’t it, to find a market and make a wine to fill a need. Last night I had a great conversation with Jacob’s Creek winemaker Bernard… More »

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Meeting Josh Phelps and Carlo Trinchero of Taken Wines

So you know you are really in the Internet era when a winery names itself “Taken” because all “good” domain names are, well, taken. Yesterday I met Josh and Carlo,… More »

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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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Fall Releases from Hourglass in the Napa Valley

  A really fun “live” tasting last night, where journalists on both coasts tasted the fall release from Hourglass during the same one hour period. The wines tasted were extremely… More »

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