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Graham’s & Dow’s

The Symington Dynamic Duo Graham’s Port Lodge, Porto & Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim, Pinhao, Douro Valley In February I made my first wine-related¬†work trip to Portugal and third overall. I had the chance to check out the newly renovated... (more...)

Bodegas Vega-Sicilia

The First Growth of Spain Ribera del Duero October 21, 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Wine Solutions Tom & Lisa! When I was planning our trip to Spain, one Bodega stuck out as one I had to get on my itinerary: Vega Sicilia.¬† Arguably the most important wine... (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... (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 I do when it... (more...)

“The Vineyardist”

“The Vineyardist” Diamond Mountain Napa Valley May 28, 2012      While researching our trip to Napa, I came across a new wine made by Mark Herold, who made wines in the late 90’s and early 00’s... (more...)