Transported to New Zealand – Explore the Wines of Villa Maria

As a wine lover, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of New Zealand is Sauvignon Blanc.  Sauvignon Blanc has almost become synonymous with New Zealand.  When I had the opportunity to taste … [Read more...]

Exploring the Wines of Ferrari-Carano

I recently had the opportunity to explore the wines of Ferrari-Carano via an online virtual tasting with Executive Winemaker Sarah Quider and Chelsea Kurnick, wine specialist with McCue … [Read more...]

The Magical 2012 Vintage of Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello is the purest expression of the sangiovese grape from the picturesque hillside town of Montalcino in Tuscany.  It is the only red wine in Tuscany that is not blended.  These are big … [Read more...]

Fall for Rioja – Marqués De Vargas Reserva 2010

Fall is a wonderful time of year, with crisp weather, a slight chill in the air and beautiful warm red, orange and yellow colors everywhere. It is a time to start turning up the heat inside and … [Read more...]

Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes Hermitage 2013

I had the Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes Hermitage 2013 at Pasquale Jones for dinner and was so enamored by it, that I felt it needed its own separate review. This beautifully spicy, herbaceous wine … [Read more...]

Wines to Pair With Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year, as it marks the beginning of an extended period of parties and celebrations.  I especially love Thanksgiving as it bring my family from near and far, … [Read more...]

Chateau Margaux – The Royalty of Bordeaux

The magnificent estate of Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux France dates back to the 12th century, where at the time, the property was reserved for use by royalty only.  It is quite amazing to know that … [Read more...]

Epic 2010 Vintage of Brunello Di Montalcino

Last night I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive 2010 vintage Brunello tasting sponsored by the Consorzio Del Vino Brunello Di Montalcino, and what better place to host an Italian wine tasting … [Read more...]

Celebrate the King of all Grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon!

The Thursday before Labor Day weekend marks a unique celebration, Cabernet Day, which honors and recognizes Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Though I absolutely love a good Cabernet Franc, … [Read more...]

Txakolina – The Sexy Wine from Basque Country

I just love the way Txakolina sounds when it rolls off my tongue.  To me it just exudes sexiness, fun and intrigue.  Txakolina, pronounced Cho-co-leeh-nah, is a refreshingly, effervescent white or … [Read more...]