Do you enjoy learning about wine – the best value wines as well as expensive wine???

Have fun with wine expert Marisa D’Vari as she takes you on her travels through the fine wine world, interviewing winemakers and introducing you to gorgeous wine regions around the world.

You’ll discover what goes on behind the scenes in classic fine wine regions such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne, as well lesser known quality regions where you can find the best wine at incredible value (and find them in your local wine shop!)

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Tasting Wine with Jean-Nicholas Meo of Meo-Camuzet

Today Jean-Nicholas Meo has a brilliant reputation as the head of the respected Meo-Camuzet estate in Vosne-Romanee, but actually he spent much of his life in Paris with his politician… More »

Dougos winery

Exploring Greek Wines of Dougos Winery

A fabulous holiday dinner at the really fun BEA restaurant midtown with Mr. Dougos and four of his best wines. The dinner began with his signature white wine, Meth’Imon Acacia… More »

Paul Pernot

Visit to Paul Pernot & Fills with Jeanne-Marie de Champs of Domaine et Saveurs

On this day shortly before the 2017 Hospices de Beaune weekend, our visits commenced with Paul Pernot in Puligny Montrachet. For the first time, we were joined by the next… More »

Meeting Tyler Thomas of Dierberg Star Lane Winery in Santa Barbara

What a fabulous wine lunch at Riverpark restaurant in NYC with “guest star” winemaker Tyler Thomas of Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards. Tyler Thomas is the dream of any wine… More »

Experiencing the Unique Soils and Wine of the Roussillon

The Roussillon region of France is breathtakingly gorgeous, with dramatic tall mountains jaggedly framing wide open blue skies. Everything in sight – gnarly bush vines, minerals sparkling in the black… More »

Blandy’s Madeira … All Year Long!

It’s true that many people around the world use the holiday season as an “excuse” to break out the Madeira. Yet why should this be the case? Madeira is one… More »

Bervini Sparklers for the Holidays

Italy has many regions famous for sparkling wine. One of the largest areas is that of Friuli Venezia Giulia, a gorgeous region of extreme historical importance as it was a… More »

Domain Singla

Meeting Laurent de Bescombes of Domaine Singla

It was such a pleasure to meet the dynamic young M. Laurent de Bescombes of Domaine Singla, who came to the Conseil Interprofessional des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR) office to… More »

Domaine Serre-Romani

Visiting Domaine Serre Romani in Espira de l’Agly

The last visit of the day was at a lovely property called Domaine Serre Romani, founded by the energetic Laurent and Cylia Pratx, who met during their studies as agronomists… More »

Domaine Pouderoux

Visiting Domaine Pouderoux

I was looking forward to an excursion into Maury to visit Domaine Pouderoux, an estate established in 1826. Maury is a part of the Roussillon world famous for its fortified wine… More »

Mas Amiel

Visit to Mas Amiel in the Roussillon

The opportunity to visit Mas Amiel has always been a top priority in my wine education. Like many other students in the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) educational program,… More »

Don Brial

Visiting the Don Brial Cooperative in the Roussillon

It was a pleasure to meet the enthusiastic Jean-Claude Pedrol, a high ranking official at the Dom Brial cooperative in the Roussillon. With 250 growers, it is one of the… More »

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