red wine

Meeting Nuno Gonzalez of Malhadinha Nova

Nuno Gonzalez is on a mission and it shows. As he leads a small group of journalists around his winery (the name refers to a black and white cow) he… 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 »

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 »

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 »

VinKara wines of Turkey

Last night it was great to see Christy Canterbury MW giving a short talk about Turkish wines in honor of a tasting of Vinkara wines from Turkey at the new Marmara… More »

Amarone Wine: Not Just For Steak

    I am very excited to have the opportunity to attend Anteprima Amarone this year, which will show the new trends of Amarone wine and the various styles of… 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 »

Meeting Charles Rambaud & Enjoying Wines of Beaujolais

PATRICK CAPPIELLO “We have to convince the world that Beaujolais wines are fabulous food wines, winter or summer,” I said to Charles Rambaud, who is responsible for the export market… More »

Meeting Gregory Viennois of Domaine Laroche

    Isn’t this chateau gorgeous? Just insert yourself in this photo and imagine yourself sitting in the shade, sipping a chilled glass of Grand Cru Chablis… Well, I can… More »

Herdade Do Esporao: New Face of Alentejo

  A few years ago, I had the good fortune to visit Esporão Wines in Alentejo, a quality red wine region in Portugal. The Romans were the first to discover the… More »

Australia’s First Families of Wine

  The photo of fun loving Chester Osborn above is so typical of the very insightful trade tasting today of the first families of Australian wine. What was interesting is… More »

Rhone Odyssey 2015: A Journey Through Time

  What a wonderfully creative experience today at the trade event aptly named “Rhone Odyssey 2015: Past, Present, and Future. The objective was to showcase the long history of the… More »

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