0 Comments

It’s time to have a serious talk about Champagne. For years I avoided this category after being let down by too many lackluster pours at weddings and celebrations.  I honestly didn’t understand the appeal, as my mouth would fill with…

0 Comments

Truly two of the greatest values in 2013 German Riesling are the Keller Von Der Fels and -RR-, which fall only slightly short of their higher-profile (and much more expensive) siblings from the Rheinhessen. Klaus-Peter Keller is considered a pioneer…

0 Comments

The Holidays are here, and who wouldn’t like to get a bottle of great wine as a gift? For me, it’s pretty easy to pick out a bottle, as I spend my entire year tasting wines, thinking up recipes, cooking…

0 Comments

It’s funny to think that after spending my entire life in New York City, I’ve never attended a Rockefeller Center tree lighting. Tourists come from all around the world to witness events like this. In fact, there were some waiting…

0 Comments

2010 Barolo is driving me broke! In years past, I’d usually have no less than three cases of Barolo in the cellar by now. Unfortunately, with the average 20% increase on my typical value-buys, and my beloved single vineyard wines…

0 Comments

Just as autumn puts in motion a craving for hearty red wine, when the temperatures drop and start to signal the onset of winter, I’m suddenly put in the mood for Scotch. For the wine drinkers out there who haven’t…

0 Comments

My exploration of German Riesling has led me to Austria. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Just as German Riesling has become known for its tremendous value, Austria has garnered similar notoriety for its high level of quality. However, prices…

0 Comments

Luca Currado of Vietti winery just left the office, having brought a lineup of Vietti wines to taste. Vietti winery has been trailblazing in Piedmont, Italy for many decades and now is considered one of the very top producers of…

Rhys has quickly risen to fame producing what many believe to be the new reference point for Pinot Noir in California today. I can tell you that I’ve been a fan for years. Their single vineyard bottles are already enjoying…

0 Comments

As a warning, the following prose and tasting notes detail an experience which could be described as a wine lover’s dream come true. The path to understanding Burgundy may result in a life-long obsession, which could take priority over everything…

0 Comments

Greenhook Ginsmiths: American Dry Gin It took two brothers from Brooklyn with a little vision and a lot of passion. This is a truly artisanal Gin, distilled in Greenpoint Brooklyn, N.Y. and delivering some of the most gorgeous aromatics you…

0 Comments

Seldom do we have the chance to taste the greatest wines in the world. For years I’ve been assembling tastings, procuring bottles and creating menus, and each time it’s a painstaking process. However, it’s the end result which makes it…

0 Comments

Almost every Barolo and Barbaresco lover remembers that “ah-ha” wine. You know what I mean. It was the one that set you on this course and left you hungering to know, to taste, and to understand more about Barolo. Maybe…

0 Comments

I spend a lot of time cruising the aisles of wine shops. In fact, I’d say it’s something of a hobby of mine. These trips often result in great conversations regarding wine, spirits and even life. However, one of the…

1 Comment

Many things have changed in Piedmont, and it didn’t happen overnight. The battle of modern versus traditional is no more, and both sides have conceded to the positive aspects of the other. Modernists have cut down on new French oak…

Page 6 of 6 1 4 5 6