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The Old Vines of To-Kalon: MacDonald & Detert

A Visit to MacDonald & Detert Oakville, Napa Valley Alex MacDonald For the longest time, I have wanted to see for myself the To-Kalon vineyards, to be surrounded by its treasured vines and walk its hallowed soils.  I wanted to experience first... (more...)

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...)

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman

  Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Porto, Portugal    LBV tank at Taylor’s Port Lodge. Taylor Fladgate Yeatman, more commonly known as “Taylor Fladgate” or “Taylor’s” has a long and storied history of being one of the premier... (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... (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... (more...)

Spottswoode

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... (more...)

Napa Valley & Sonoma 2012

Napa Valley & Sebastopol (Sonoma) May 23-28, 2012      During our recent trip to Napa Valley (and one day in Sonoma), we met with some of the best producers of fine wine in Sonoma and the Napa Valley. We met with... (more...)

Super Value Duo from California 2006 Zaca Mesa Syrah 2007 75 Wine Co. “The Sum” Hello fellow wine readers and drinkers!  I have for you today two wines from California that I stumbled upon with the help of two of the leading wine publications... (more...)

Vintry Wine & Whiskey 57 Stone Street (Downtown) New York, NY www.vintrynyc.com      Yesterday after work I decided a Guinness would not cut it.  Who would not want to check out a bar that focus’ on the two greatest forms... (more...)

Happy New Year! A brief look back at wine in 2009. Cheers to all and Happy New Year! This year, if anything was for sure, was that time went by with the blink of an eye and the dawn of 2010 is upon us. 2009 was, well, an interesting year to say the... (more...)