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Wine Riot Comes to NYC

I am so excited! I first met Tyler Balliot, the co-founder of Wine Riot, on a press trip to Spain. We were the earliest to arrive in Madrid, and took off on a walking tour of the city, stopping in this Spanish food court to taste around and take pictures. Tyler is this super cool […]



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50 Great Portuguese Wines

Today was an excellent presentation in NYC of the “50 Great Portuguese Wines Luncheon and Awards Presentation. The event kicked off with a fabulous 2005 Murganheira Vintage Bruto Espumante Tavora Varosa, that could equal any fine champagne in terms of brioche flavors and elegance paired with amuse bouche of smoked salmon. Doug Frost MS/MW and […]



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Somm Guild Chablis Tutored Tasting

Fabulous tasting today with the Somm Guild at CorkBuzz! Matt Stamp MS led a tutored tasting of different appelations, from Petit Chablis to Grand Cru. The first hour was basically a history of the region from 90 AD … the Romans made wine, yet waves of different rulers changed the structure every few centuries. Then, […]



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2011 (4th Annual) New York Wine Expo is February 25th & 26th

  … imagine jumping to all the wine regions in the world in order to get a sense of the key signature wines from different regions.  Sounds fun, yes — but also exhausting and expensive. So it’s great that the New York Wine Expo will be here February 25th & 26th. You can sample more […]



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Burgundy comes to NYC

Cecile Mathiaud pouring wine at the December 8, 2010 Burgundy Training Seminar Imagine how lucky you would be to experience Burgundy right in the middle of Manhattan! Several lucky journalists were able to experience six wines from Burgundy, and two Cremant (sparkling wine) on December 8th 2010.  Narrating the seminar was Anne Parent of Domaine […]



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Chablis comes to New York!

Buffet in Chablis …. Most of you know what a fabulous experience I had this March in Burgundy, when journalists had a chance to visit the various regions and try wines of many different producers. I really enjoyed my time in Chablis, where I actually got very close to identifying the seven Grand Cru in […]



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WSET NYC Graduation 2009

Marisa D’Vari, seated (L) … so you can imagine how exciting it was to celebrate graduation from the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust after nearly three years of non-stop study. The event was held at Il Trulli, a fashionable NYC restaurant, and it was great to catch up with former classmates, former grads, and all […]