Dr. L and Dr. L Dry Rieslings Hit the US Market

  Do you like Riesling wine?Here in NYC, it’s all the rage – some fanatics even have the name of this grape imprinted on their arm as a tattoo. Last night,… More »


Australia’s First Families of Wine

  The photo of fun loving Chester Osborn above is so typical of the very insightful trade tasting today of the first families of Australian wine. What was interesting is… 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 »


NYC Ritz-Carlton Central Park Phenomenal Femmes Dinner with Lynn Penner Ash

Fabulous four course dinner last night at the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton Central Park with Lynn Penner-Ash, owner/winemaker and co-founder of Penner-Ash Cellers.  You probably know the name – the winery is… More »


Visit to Wine Estate Unterortl Castel Juval #altoadige #mastersofwine

Ah, the Sudtyrol! Easy to imagine winemakers yodeling in the Alps … and as you can see from this picture, the region is incredibly scenic. Yet here’s the important question. … More »


Forthcoming visit to Weingut Rudolf Furst

    Also excited to be visiting Weingut Rudolf Furst in Burgstadt, a section of Franconia, in a few week’s time. From what I read on the (German) web site… More »


Next Week: Off to Alto Adige!

So I am VERY excited to be visiting Alto Adige next week … I visited nearby Trentino a few years ago, which produces very high quality sparkling wine and am… More »


Winemaker Lunch with Villa Maria’s Alastair Maling MW

Fabulous lunch with Villa Maria winemaker Alastair Maling MW at this very excellent West Village restaurant called Piora, where a variety of the winery’s different wines (from a variety of… More »


Visiting Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room in Solvang

So here I am speaking with Michael Lewellen in his fun, quirky tasting room in Solvang near San Ynez.  Mike is a cool guy who spent years in marketing in… More »


Barossa’s Chateau Tanunda in NYC

Great tasting last night aboard a very cool yacht! Chateau Tanunda winery proprietor John Geber greeted NYC journalists aboard his hundred foot yacht  at the helm to showcase his wines… More »


Finger Lakes Wines Rock #FLXwine

Did you know the Finger Lakes is considered a world class wine growing region? The Finger lakes were carved out by successive waves of glaciers. These large, deep fresh water… More »


Visiting G.D. Vajra Family in Piedmont

Wonderful visit today with the fabulously closely knit G.D. Vajra family, who produces Barolo as well as Barbera, Dolcetto, native grapes … and Riesling! Okay, so here’s the story. This… More »

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