• Oregon’s Unheralded Chardonnay

    I was recently in Oregon, for the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration, which is a splendid reason to visit Oregon’s wine country, though you...


  • Wow! Is That White Bordeaux?

    There are so many great value wines right under our noses that we often miss them as we’re scouring the shelves for something new. Some inevitably are...


  • Pinot Blanc, Pinot Bianco, Weissburgunder.

    I’m often asked what my favorite wines are. Just today I was asked what “Which wine would an expert like you suggest for a hot summer?” No fooling. I...


  • A Case for Montepulciano

    We tend to spend an awful lot of our time running around looking for things. We look for the greatest wines, within our budgets of course, and we look for...


  • 5 Cheap Red Blends

    For someone who drinks a lot of expensive wine I can have decidedly plebeian tastes at times, and that’s the way things should be. We should not derive our...


  • Secret Whites for Summer

    With the white wines of Italy fresh on my mind, I’ve turned and asked my wine loving friends about some of their favorite white wine regions that are ripe...


  • Discovering Italian Whites

    Time to do a little cellar cleaning and what better way to start than with the odds and ends of Italian wines that have been building up in the basement....


  • Blind Tasting 2012 Zinfandel

    As you may know, Zinfandel is my favorite American grape variety. The wines produced tend to span a wide range of fascinating styles and can reveal fabulous...


  • The Ultimate Summer refreshers!

    As we work our way through summer, a summer that has been absolutely beautiful here in the northeast, or at least for the few days I’ve been here, I know...


  • 2009 Brunello di Montalcino

    January 27th saw the arrival of the Benvenuto Brunello road show, from The Fortezza in Montalcino, to Gotham Hall in Manhattan. The purpose of the event was...


  • Cariñena’s ready to Take Center Stage

    The wines of Cariñena may be unknown to you, as they were to me until my recent trip to the region which i reported on here: Now that I am more familiar...


  • Great Value Sauvignon Blanc

    Value among wines is of course relative, though there are a few factors that help keep prices down and values compelling. For example, the use of oak barrels...


  • Wines We’ve Loved in June!

    And we are back with what is proving to be one of your favorite features. As our favorite wine writers share their finds of the month with us we get to learn...


  • 2010 Barolo

    So what’s not to like? 2010 Barolo is in the hype machine right now and as much as i would like to say that they hype machine is in overdrive, which it...


  • Cariñena Is Ready for You

    So what’s the first thing you think of when you read Cariñena? I thought of the grape Cariñena, aka Carignane, eponymous as it is. what I did not think...


  • 5 Wines you Need to Discover

    With summer in full swing it’s time to take a look at some of the delicious options we have available to us. We can always fall back on sauvignon Blanc and...


  • Pinot or Cabernet?

    Last week I published reviews of some varied roses currently on the market. At the same time as I tasted those wines I also tasted these examples. I’ve...


  • Are You Part of the Problem?

    July 5th. We’re halfway through 2013 and what has changed? What have we learned? Not terribly much most likely. One thing I have learned is that someone...


  • Wines of Southwest France

    I recently had the chance to sit down with Sommelier extraordinaire Fred Dex M.S. to discuss some of the great values coming out of Southwest france. Hidden...


  • How To Find Wine You’re Guaranteed To Enjoy

    Finding the right wine isn’t easy.. Shopping around at the corner store limits you to only a small selection, and chances are you’ll end up spending on...


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