Introducing 2007 Vintage Perrier-Jouët’s Belle Epoque

  If it’s true that Champagne is synonymous with luxury, when introducing the 2007 Belle Epoque it seems natural that the setting be the very grand and luxurious new Baccarat Hotel in… More »


Ferrari Sparkling Wine Visits NYC

  Doesn’t this look thirst-quenchingly delicious? Last night, a fabulous kick-off multi-course sparkling wine pairing dinner at an ultra-exclusive dinner. I was lucky enough to be sitting straight across from… More »


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 »


The Gardinier family celebrates 30 years at Château Phélan Ségur

So excited I will soon be in Bordeaux, celebrating with the Gardinier family their 30 years at Château Phélan Ségur. The third dynasty to own the property, the family has… More »


Franciacorta Comes to NYC!

It’s Fashion week in Milan – do you think they are going to serve French Champagne? Last night Milan’s fashion week was celebrated in NYC at the trendy restaurant Upland… More »


Laurent Drouhin & Christies Auction House Exclusive Tasting

Fabulous evening last night at Christie’s Wine Department in New York.  Per Holmberg, head of Christie’s Wine Department in NYC, hosted an event featuring Laurent Drouhin of the famous Drouhin… More »


Fines Bulles: Exploring the Extraordinary Bubbles of Loire For The Holidays …. And Beyond

Now that the holidays are here, it’s time to turn your attention to sparkling wine, yes? We all know about Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco … yet how many times have… More »


Annual #Champagne #Wine Tasting with Ed McCarthy at Wine Media Guild

  Okay, so you are five years old and sitting on Santa’s lap. Some of us might ask for a new toy … … yet others might request that they… More »


100 years of Freixenet

An incredible evening last night, as it is almost 100 years to the day when the Ferrer family (founders pictured above) first created the now world famous sparkling wine made in… More »

Regis Camus

Dinner with Piper-Heidsieck Chef de Caves Regis Camus

  What a fantastic, unbelievable opportunity to experience a vertical tasting of Piper-Heidsieck RARE champagne, each glass individually paired with cuisine. This was all in honor of  Chef de Caves… More »


Anna de Codorniu #Cava … on “Sparkling Sunday”

Sundays are always a great time to break out the bubbly and enjoy the day (especially with delicious dessert). This past Sunday, we tried Anna de Codorniu Brut, NV and… More »


Canti Prosecco Comes to NYC

So, is Giannienrico Martini the most brilliant wine marketer, or not? Today I was a guest at the launch of the Canti Prosecco brand in the U.S.  The lunch took… More »

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