Wines of Crete Come to NYC

You’ve heard about wines from Greece … now it is time to make room for Wines from Crete, a hot “new” wine region that is actually over 4,000 years old.… More »


Herdade Do Esporao: New Face of Alentejo

  A few years ago, I had the good fortune to visit Esporão Wines in Alentejo, a quality red wine region in Portugal. The Romans were the first to discover the… 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 »


Castilla La Mancha US Tour 2015 with Christy Canterbury

Christy Canterbury Master of Wine, famous international wine judge and journalist, gave a splendid presentation today at Corkbuzz in NYC presenting the wines of Castilla-La Mancha. Here the familiar tempranillo… More »


Spain Comes to NYC

One of the great things about being a wine writer in NYC is that it is possible to have the winemakers visit, as well as visiting them on their own… 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 »


New Delicious Rosé Sparkling & Still Wine from Freixenet for #ValentinesDay

Are you as excited about Valentine’s day as I am? Of course there’s the romantic element … yet February 14 presents the guilt-free opportunity to indulge in rosé sparkling wine!… 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 »


My visit with Ze’ev Dunie of Seahorse Winery #GoIsrael

So most people associate Israel with religious sights … or hot clubs (play or pray, yes?) Yet increasingly the state is known for its excellent wine. Recently I had the… More »


Meeting Ernesto Catena & Matias Ciciani of Bodegas Don Miguel Gascon

  “You look exactly like your picture!” I say to Ernesto Catena, President of  Bodegas Escorihuerla Gascon in Mendoza. I am sitting in a very elegant, yet very busy restaurant,… More »

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