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Jeanne-Marie De champs

Jeanne-Marie De Champs Visits #ProWein 2017

ProWein 2017 is shaping up to be the best wine fair ever – and for the most part, everyone who is anyone in the wine business is planning to be… More »

La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino with Tommaso Cortonesi

Tasting La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino with Tommaso Cortonesi

It was so much fun catching up with Tommaso Cortonesi of La Mannella in Montalcino at the hot new restaurant Blu on Park. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Tommaso… More »

Côtes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rosé

Enjoying Côtes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rosé with Mathilde Chapoutier

It’s always a pleasure to see the “face” behind the wine, especially if the creator of the wine happens to be as vivacious as Mathilde Chapoutier. The wine in question… More »


Pairing wine from Casillero del Diablo with Innovative Tacos

Do you like tacos? Maybe the better question would be what kind of tacos do you like more, Jerk Chicken Tacos or Shrimp Tacos with avocado mash? And of course… More »

Dinner in New York with Chris Hall of Long Meadow Ranch

It’s always a pleasure to have the opportunity to visit the Tasting Table test kitchen in SoHo, but the visit is especially welcome when they wine, food, ambience, and Joie… More »

ProWein 2017: Better Than Ever

So this morning I changed my schedule in order to meet with the ProWein team who’ve come to NYC to meet journalists and give us a preview of what ProWein… More »

riesling fritz haag Maximin Grunhaus

Riesling from Maximin Grunhaus and Fritz Haag

So I just received an exciting Riesling shipment which gives me the opportunity to experience different styles, regions, and producers. I was curious to try two Riesling Kabinett wines of… More »

Talking (and Drinking!) Port & Madeira with Bartholomew Broadbent

Very generous and kind of the legendary Bartholomew Broadbent to come downtown to City Winery before traveling home to give a brilliant presentation of both Madeira and Port to an… More »

Kinou Cazes HachemianL of Lynch Bages

Phenomenal Femmes Dinner with Kinou Cazes Hachemian

What a great 4 course dinner with Kinou Cazes Hachemian of Lynch-Bages, a 3rd growth Pauillac estate. The dinner included wine paitimh very successfully organized by the fantastic Marika Vida-Arnold,… More »


Tasting Notes February 7, 2017

Tasting Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Great 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon with good concentration of black fruit, zesty acidity, and a long finish. Good quality for the price, with just… More »


What a great #Vino2017 with a great panel of wine experts, all showing firm evidence of why Italian wine is so popular in the USA. It has also energized Italy… More »

Union Des Grands Crus comes to NYC for 2014 Vintage

Great showing for the 2014 Vintage. Earlier that day, The Wine Media Guild (excellently coordinated by Mark Golodetz) featured speakers Fabien Teitgen, Technical Director at Smith Haut Lafitte, Emeline Borie… More »

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