Always the high point of the year, Ed McCarthy, author of “Champagne for Dummies,” pulled out all the stops for a fabulous tasting of vintage treasures and brand icons. The 2002 Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or was exquisite … I had just visited the property. The Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995 was just as delicious […]
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As programming co-chair of the Wine Media Guild so grateful to Ana Fabiano, Vibrant Rioja, and Wines from Spain for making our tasting of Rioja wines such a success! Our speaker was Ana Fabiano, currently U.S. Trade Director of Vibrant Rioja and author of ”The Wine Region of Rioja.” Ana was one of the three founders […]
Thanks in part to the exhaustive efforts of WMG member Mark Golodetz and the generosity of two top St. Julian chateaux, members were treated to several vintages of Chateau Beychevelle and Chateau Leoville Barton. The vintages started as early as 1986 and up to 2010. We were lucky to have Philippe Blanc of Chateau […]
Did you ever wonder about the difference between Chile and Argentina as far as wine is concerned? The terroir in each country is completely different, and to a large extent, so are the varietals. World-famous winemaker/winery owner and consultant Paul Hobbs presented a talk on wines from Argentina that addressed nuances of each of […]
… as a loyal student of ancient roman culture, it was quite a treat to listen to speaker Maurizio de Rosa, export Manager of Feudi de San Gregorio, not just speak about ancient romans as if they were next-door neightors, yet also animate his slide presentation with busts of ancient roman emperors. Very excited […]
Looking for a delicious, affordable, and trendy new grape varietal to dazzle your friends at impromptu wine tastings? Look no further than Cabernet Franc, an all too frequently overlooked varietal that pairs well with a wide variety of winter-themed cuisine….