Discovering Merlot of Ticino, Switzerland

Have you discovered the Merlot of Ticino, Switzerland? Our journey from Sierre in the French speaking part of Switzerland to the charming Agriturismo Fattoria L’Amorosa to the Italian speaking region… More »

Discovering Velenosi Wines in NYC

What better way to spend a rainy day in NYC than to discover the sunny, ancient wines of the Le Marche region in Italy.  Angela Velenosi (the woman pictured above)… More »

Fertuna Wine Pairing Dinner at New York’s Mulino a Vino

Have you ever seen a tomato like this before? Sweetly caramelized, this very ripe red tomato, bursting with flavor, was one of the many highlights of the wine pairing dinner in… More »

Tasting Dinner at Chateau La Cabanne Pomerol

  What a fabulous vintage tasting and dinner at Chateau La Cabanne in Pomerol, hosted by mountain-bike riding owner Francois Estager in honor of Vinexpo.  Winemaker Florent Faure was on… More »

Virtually tasting wines of Ruffino

Very fun Virtual Tasting from Snooth with fine wines from Ruffino, an an iconic 138 year-old Tuscan winery with a mission statement explaining they have always embraced a unique balance… 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 »

Union Des Grands Crus De Bordeaux Comes to Stormy New York City

The Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux came to NYC yesterday just as a storm descended on the city. The 2012 vintage was showing well … particularly the Merlot, though… More »

Phenomenal Femmes Dinner Tonight with Lilian Barton

    It was so great to see Lilian Barton Sartorius yesterday at the Union Des Grand Crus de Bordeaux tasting in New York City. Despite the snow storm, the… 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 »

Fall Releases from Hourglass in the Napa Valley

  A really fun “live” tasting last night, where journalists on both coasts tasted the fall release from Hourglass during the same one hour period. The wines tasted were extremely… More »

Discovering Morellino Di Scansano DOCG

  What a fabulous experience to have the opportunity to compare and contrast the wines of eight different producers from the region of Morellino Di Scansano DOCG, a region in… More »

Meeting Christopher Silva of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Christopher Silva, CEO of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, actually grew up in Sonoma County and as a boy, bagged groceries for St. Francis winery founder Joe Martin. That relationship… More »

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