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Become a Bev Pro!

Become a Bev Pro!

The Institute of Culinary Education in NYC introduces a new program aimed at beverage professionals.  

Back in the ‘90s, I used to teach wine tasting classes at the Institute of Culinary Education—which practically everyone calls ICE for short...

Hosting "Pinot Talks"

Hosting "Pinot Talks"

Could a blind tasting of French red Burgundy and California Pinot Noirs draw any parallels, differences and conclusions about the endless comparisons between these two regions?

Two weeks ago, I flew out to LA to host a blind tasting of 12 Pinot Noir-based wines with a group of 40 sommeliers, wine buyers and other members of the trade. The goal was not to compare wines but rather start a conversation... 

Natural Wines

Natural Wines

The trend is hardly mainstream, but it's happening

I’ve been tasting a lot of wines promoted as natural—how about you? I would bet that unless you’re in the industry (like me) and unless you’re under 35 (I am not), you probably haven’t, but I bet you’ll be hearing more and more about the general concept as it weeds its way slowly but determinedly through the traditional wine world.  


Tasting Wine on Sicily’s Mount Etna

Tasting Wine on Sicily’s Mount Etna

Volcanic vini from Europe’s highest volcano are worth seeking out


I’m just back from leading my 10th wine tour of Sicily... While we tasted our way from Palermo to Catania, stopping along the way at Planeta Foresteria Resort and Regaleali/Tasca d’Almerita, the culmination of the trip was Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest and biggest active volcano, and home to Sicily’s most exciting wines right now.

 


Drink Sweet to Beat the Heat!

Drink Sweet to Beat the Heat!

I’m just back from speaking at my 22nd FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, the annual culinary festival that is widely considered to be the best in show anywhere. While I’m certainly biased because I’m a contributing editor to FOOD & WINE magazine, I have been to dozens of other festivals; few come close.


 


Bordeaux The World Over!

Bordeaux The World Over! The impact that this iconic French wine region has had on grape growing and blending has touched practically every corner of the winemaking planet.

At a recent Master Class, I found myself frequently going off-road on my carefully curated notes as guests asked ever more complex questions about the topic at hand: Bordeaux...a familiar name to even the most casual wine drinker, it turns out that defining it takes a lot of explaining.

Bordeaux: High and Low

Bordeaux: High and Low Though its name is synonymous with super-luxury—and super-expensive—red wines, this French region also surprises and delights with wines to fit every taste and budget.

Last month I had lunch in New York with Corinne Mentzelopoulos, CEO and Owner of Bordeaux’s legendary Château Margaux, to debut (under embargo) their new Grand Vin 2015...

Are You a Wine Geek?

Are You a Wine Geek? A weekend of (mostly) blind tastings empowers most wine drinkers to trust their palates.

I have to admit that despite the number of amazing opportunities my wild ride of a career affords me, I am extremely honored to have been asked to co-host “Wine Geek Weekend” at Blackberry Farm with Andy Chabot... 

Lail Vineyards

Lail Vineyards I had the great pleasure of meeting Robin Daniel Lail last week, who was in New York with seemingly just about everyone else in the wine world, thanks to an annual tasting extravaganza hosted by Wine Spectator, called “The New York Wine Experience.” Robin’s family has been making wine in...

California Wines Just Keep Getting Better

California Wines Just Keep Getting Better Apparently, we drank more wine last year from the Golden State than ever before.

You all know how this happens, right? You go online to search for, say, a statistic on consumption of California wines in the US, and before you know it, you’ve slip quickly down the internet rabbit hole and find yourself perusing...

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