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Alves de Sousa: An Afternoon in the Northern Baixo Corgo

Alves de Sousa An Afternoon in the Northern Baixo Corgo  Douro Valley Portugal The view from the Abandonado vineyard high above Santa Marta de Panagui  Read More →


Grenache Purity  Gigondas: The Grand Tasting New York City, November 18, 2013 The Dentelles de Montmirail peaks that tower over the Gigondas region. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend a tasting of Gigondas wines... (more...)

Wine & Soul

Wine & Soul Pinhao Valley, Cima Corgo, Douro Valley September 2, 20113 Sandra Tavares da Silva, winemaker and vineyard caretaker of Pintas at Wine & Soul      Wine & Soul was our first Quinta visit the morning after... (more...)

Quinta do Crasto

Quinta do Crasto Douro Valley, Cima Corgo September 2nd and 3rd, 2013 Quinta do Crasto estate hilltop Nestled in the heart of the Douro Valley, Quinta do Crasto sits high on the crest of a hilltop with beautiful terroir that overlooks... (more...)

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Porto, Portugal August 31, 2013 LBV tank at Taylor’s Port Lodge. Taylor Fladgate Yeatman, more commonly known as  Read More →

Discovering Portugal – An Overview

Discovering Portugal  An Overview September 2013 Lisa & I standing above the Pintas vineyard overlooking one of the best site in the Douro Valley Earlier this month we made our most recent trip to Europe. Our destination was... (more...)

New Jersey Wine

Discovering the Outer Coastal Plain Wine Region of New Jersey Pinot Noir grapes in a Tomasello vineyard Not long ago before summer got into full swing, I ran across a tweet from the New York Times about how some great wines were being made... (more...)

Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Vieux Chateau Certan Tasting and Visit with Monsieur Alexandre Thienpont June 2010 Vieux Chateau Certan (VCC)   The roof of VCC peaking through the trees from the road.      Saving the best for last is something... (more...)

Le Cercle Rive Droite 2012 NYC

Le Cercle Rive Droite 2012 Vintage Bordeaux Barrel Tasting New York, NY “From Barrel to Bottle”      Tasting newly vinified wine from barrel as it is maturing is better understood when tasting multiple samples... (more...)


Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery Visit  plus the 30/40th Anniversary Tasting  St. Helena, Napa Valley & New York City Welcome to the beautiful Spottswoode Estate      Spottswoode Estate not only... (more...)

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