• Classic Cabernet Class and Tasting

    Do you love great Cabernet Sauvignon? Do you thrill at the thought of elegant, balanced wines that taste of variety and place? If so, please join me, Spec’s fine wine…

  • 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.…