sauvignon blanc

Villa Maria

Villa Maria of New Zealand comes to New York

Do you love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? If so, you will love New Zealand Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and the top end red blends …. Today so privileged to be… More »


Wines of Quincy, France (Loire Valley)

Think you like Sancerre? On October 20th Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeletier gave an excellent in-depth exploration of Sauvignon Blanc (young and old) from this notable appellation, the first AOC in the… 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 »


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 »


Fabulous Chatzivariti Wines

  Fabulous tasting of Greek wines from Chatzivariti. The winemaker, 22 year old Mr. Chatzivaritis pictured above, presented his wines to journalists at the Korali Estiatorio restaurant in New York… More »


So one of the best things for Master of Wine students about ProWein is that it gives one the opportunity to wander around and taste those “hard to find” wines… 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 »


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 »


Spotlight on Quincy in the Loire Valley

“In the past, Quincy has been regarded as more rugged than Sancerre,” said the presenter in today’s presentation about this region of the Loire Valley. Perhaps it was true in… More »


Tasting Notes Week of November 28, 2014

A great holiday week of tasting with some excellent holiday wines! Everything kicked off with Bodega Septima Malbec 2012 from the Uco Valley. I was tasting it in a NYC… More »

mini Kim Crawford 2013 South Island Pinot Noir

2014 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir

So the new vintages of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are in … just in time for the holidays. The 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon blanc bursts with notes of… More »

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