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 »


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 »


It was great to meet with Winemaker Anthony Walkenhorst, Kim Crawford’s Winemaker, at the new restaurant Gabriel Kreuther. Though the restaurant had just opened this past June, that very day… More »


Castello D’Albola Wine Dinner

Wow what a great evening of exquisite vintages, delightful cuisine and storytelling honoring the award winning Castello d’Albola head winemaker, Alessandro Gallo (above, being poured a glass of his own wine).  Alessandro – very gregarious… 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 »


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 »


Meeting George Spiliadis of Cava Spiliadis

Close your eyes for one moment and imagine the beautiful coastlines of the Greek islands. The golden sun is shinning, the water is a sharp bright  blue, and the chalk-white… 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 »


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 »


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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