• BORDEAUX 2017: A Unique if Complicated Vintage

    Like much in life, the 2017 Bordeaux vintage is complicated.Which means that it needs some explanation. Which admittedly can be a bit tedious. But there’s a big pay-off at the…

  • DONNHOFF Estate Riesling, Nahe, 2017

    Donnhoff is the top producer in the Nahe (my sometimes favorite of Germany’s great Riesling regions – yes, I’m fickle) and this Estate Riesling is their…

  • Les TOURELLES de LONGUEVILLE Pauillac 2015

    Les TOURELLES de LONGUEVILLE is one of the two “second wines” (the other being Les Griffons de Pichon) of Ch. Pichon Lonqueville – Baron de Longueville). Of the…

  • The Friday Fizz: CAN XA Brut Rosé Cava

    Finca Emendis Can Xa Cava is grown and produced on the Emendis Estate, a hidden gem in Penedès growing grapes and making wine since 1186. “Emendis” is a tribute to…

  • 2018 Bordeaux: A Great Vintage

    BORDEAUX 2018 is a GREAT VINTAGE That’s pretty straight forward – but allow me to clarify. Over my forty-plus year career in the wine business, my tasting experience with…

  • Ch. PONTAC LYNCH Margaux

    Ch. Pontac Lynch is one of my very favorite wines of Bordeaux. Why? Partly because of its location, partly because it is a bit of throw back, and partly because of its owner ship.…