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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 »


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 »


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 »


Meeting Jeffrey Fyfe of New Zealand’sThe Crossings

  Do you love Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand? Of course you do! Last night I had the chance to meet Jeff Fyfe, senior winemaker at The Crossings, a winery 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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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 »


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 »

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La Paulee USA 2015 Simon Bize

Okay, so the picture above – showing the “finished wine” in a celebration mode, is a little bit more attractive than the photo showing all the hard back breaking work… More »


New Zealand Master Class with Oz Clarke

What an experience to hear Oz Clarke in person while sipping several flights of New Zealand’s best wines! Well, I must admit it was a fascinating experience to gather around… More »


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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