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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... (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... (more...)

Crocker & Starr

Crocker & Starr “2 Years in the Making” St. Helena, Napa Valley May 25, 2012      A few years ago I had visited Napa on a whim and in a flurry booked the few appointments that I could muster. Crocker... (more...)

A Tale of Two Cabernet Francs I had a Chinon this past Saturday night and it blew me away so I wanted to have a Cabernet Franc from my stash with dinner tonight. Chinon is located in the Loire Valley of France and is famous for its Cabernet Franc based... (more...)