sparkling wine

Ferrari Sparkling Wine Visits NYC

  Doesn’t this look thirst-quenchingly delicious? Last night, a fabulous kick-off multi-course sparkling wine pairing dinner at an ultra-exclusive dinner. I was lucky enough to be sitting straight across from… 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 »

Meeting Lorena Deaconu Stoian, Chief Winemaker at Cramele Halewood in Romania

“Welcome,” says energetic Lorena Deaconu Stoian, Chief Winemaker at Cramele Halewood. It is a beautiful sunny afternoon as Lorena welcomes us to the gorgeous manner house called “Conac” in Romanian,… More »

Wine Tasting For the Professional Taster Post #1

So when I first saw the book “Wine Tasting: A professional Handbook” by Ronald S. Jackson on the bookshelf of what must be the world’s most respected wine institution, I… More »

Domaine Paul Mas Rose: Now it’s Finally Summer!

So today is April 28th, and until yesterday it was still “winter” in NYC. Happily, today it is finally summer, and what better time to try a still and sparkling… More »

A look at ProWein 2015

“We haven’t been to other trade shows in years,” said one Australian export manager, explaining he wouldn’t be seeing me at other trade fairs in the next few months. Similar… More »

Franciacorta Comes to NYC!

It’s Fashion week in Milan – do you think they are going to serve French Champagne? Last night Milan’s fashion week was celebrated in NYC at the trendy restaurant Upland… More »

Meeting George Spiliadis of Cava Spiliadis

Close your eyes for one moment and imagine the beautiful coastlines of the Greek islands. The golden sun is shinning, the water is a sharp bright  blue, and the chalk-white… More »

Do you know the Bobal grape?

There is something very sexy about the name “Bobal.”  Maybe it’s just the way it rolls off the tongue (at least, when a Spaniard says it). Or maybe its the… More »

New Delicious Rosé Sparkling & Still Wine from Freixenet for #ValentinesDay

Are you as excited about Valentine’s day as I am? Of course there’s the romantic element … yet February 14 presents the guilt-free opportunity to indulge in rosé sparkling wine!… More »

Fines Bulles: Exploring the Extraordinary Bubbles of Loire For The Holidays …. And Beyond

Now that the holidays are here, it’s time to turn your attention to sparkling wine, yes? We all know about Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco … yet how many times have… More »

Brown Hotel on #Go Israel Tour

“Interesting!” I thought, seeing a DJ spinning tunes as I walked into the Brown Urban Hotel in Tel Aviv. Like its name, it’s color is brown, and there is a… More »

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