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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...

Getting to Know Greek Wines

Getting to Know Greek Wines Though Greece has been making wine longer than (probably) everyone else, they still remain pretty mysterious to most Americans.

Greek wines have always seemed as mysterious to me as Greek culture. You can’t blame me for my naiveté, really, once I tell you about one of my first sweethearts during my freshman year in high school. She was a beautiful Greek girl who stood...

In Defense of Cabernet Franc

In Defense of Cabernet Franc One of red Bordeaux’s best supporting actors seldom gets the recognition it deserves.

I’m headed to the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen later this month to host a few tasting seminars, and I’m proud to say that this will be my 21st year attending! The Classic is F&W’s signature event, bringing together the world’s foremost authorities on wine and food at over 80 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars. If you haven’t attended...

All About the Base

All About the Base Discovering wines that aren’t defined by the name of the grape(s).

I am just back from hosting a handful of, if I dare say, really fun wine tasting seminars (plus one dinner) at the tenth annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, out in Monterey, California. I was thrilled to be asked back for my seventh year, and got to choose which seminars I wanted to host, which turned out to be super difficult, because there were...

Thoughts on Wine Temperature

Thoughts on Wine Temperature  I’m just back from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where I tasted a lot of delicious wines, especially Pinot Noirs and Rieslings—two grapes that that grow particularly well in this part of the country. I headed out west not only to get my hands dirty doing some harvest work at Brooks Winery, but also to host a seated wine tasting for 200 of Brooks’ Wine Club members who convene once a year at Linfield College to taste the latest vintages being released. 

Riesling Now. Really.

Riesling Now. Really.  At a sweltering outdoor party this past weekend I watched, somewhat covertly, as 50 or so guests reached into a huge cooler-on-wheels, plunged their hands into the ice-water bath, and selected bottles of white wine that appealed to them. As the guy who selected, deposited and restocked most of those bottles throughout the party, I was keenly aware that the tall, slender, “shoulderless” bottles—otherwise known and recognized as Riesling bottles—remained the least-chosen bottles. 

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