Wines of Quincy, France (Loire Valley)

Think you like Sancerre? On October 20th Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeletier gave an excellent in-depth exploration of Sauvignon Blanc (young and old) from this notable appellation, the first AOC in the… More »

Must Read: The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil

Do you remember the first Wine Bible? When it came out, it revolutionized the way Americans saw wine. Now author Karen MacNeil is back with a new edition, just as… More »

Madeira Wine Institute Master Class

  Have you ever had a wine from 1912? In Madeira, you can find this age – and even older. On October 15 Portuguese wine expert Rui Falcao came to… More »

Dr. L and Dr. L Dry Rieslings Hit the US Market

  Do you like Riesling wine?Here in NYC, it’s all the rage – some fanatics even have the name of this grape imprinted on their arm as a tattoo. Last night,… More »

Visit to Herdade da Mingorra

In connection with the Portuguese VINIPAX consumer wine fair in the Beja municipality in Southern Portugal a group of international journalists from FIJEV visited several producers, among them Herdade da… More »

Visiting Casa de Santa Vitoria in Portugal

“Welcome,” says the lovely Patricia Peixoto, winemaker at Casa de Santa Vitoria winery. This is a state of the art, high volume winery that is dedicated to the production and… More »

Visiting Herdade dos Grous in Alentejo

What an interesting visit to Herdade dos Grous in Alentejo, Portugal. Our hosts for the afternoon of tasting and lunch was the handsome, articulate chief winemaker Luis Duarte and his… More »

Women in Wine Leadership Symposium 2015

Great Women In Wine Symposium — lots of positive energy and really interesting panels and winemakers! And of course, how great of Dana Cowin to kick it off with an… More »

Meeting Isabelle Foret: Discussing Wines With Style!

Look at this bold, confident woman in the photo. She is a woman who knows her wines, and equally important, knows well her food and wine pairings. Perhaps even more… More »

It was great to meet with Winemaker Anthony Walkenhorst, Kim Crawford’s Winemaker, at the new restaurant Gabriel Kreuther. Though the restaurant had just opened this past June, that very day… More »

Kay Brothers Vertical Tasting From 1991 Comes to NYC

What a great opportunity to taste Shiraz ranging from 1991 to 2012 yesterday at the fabulous @corkbuzz studio on 13th street! Colin Kay, winemaker and scion of the famous Kay… More »

Meeting Jeffrey Fyfe of New Zealand’sThe Crossings

  Do you love Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand? Of course you do! Last night I had the chance to meet Jeff Fyfe, senior winemaker at The Crossings, a winery in… More »

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