Home For June, 2013

Top Chef Tangled in Bogus Burgundy Dispute

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is one of the most, if not the most, sought after wine producer in the world, and its most sought after wine, its Romanée-Conti monopole cru, is at the center of this [...]

Toro Wine Recommendations

From Recent Tastings of Nearly 100 Wines With Suggested Retail Pricing (SRP) What to Expect from Toro Wines from Toro are powerful, ripe red wines with plenty of flavor, tannins and generous alcohol levels; made from [...]

The Latest Trends from Toro

This spring’s Grand Tasting of Toro wines in New York City and numerous other Toro wines I’ve tasted in the last few months show a region of ongoing transition and increasing quality. Although Toro has a [...]

Bullish on the Wines of Toro

Worldwide interest in the wines of Toro took off in 2001 with the launch of the 1998 Numanthia Toro red and the high scores it received from Robert Parker Jr., wine’s most influential critic at the [...]

Online Wine Writers Invade Canada

I just returned from the 2013 Wine Bloggers’ Conference, where a diverse group of impassioned wine writers got together to speak, write, tweet, network, hone their skills and share their unique takes on wine. Oh, and [...]

French Wine Better Than American?

This is quite a bold proposition, especially coming from a wine merchant in America that sells American wine. However, much credit is due to Michael Amendola at Windsor Wine Merchants in Brooklyn, NYC for his bravery [...]

CVNE Verticals Dinner Back to 1939

One of my highlight vertical wine dinners was without a doubt the luxe CVNE dinner at La Fonda del Sol. It was put together by Acker Merrall & Condit’s Wine Workshop and featured guest hosts Christopher [...]

Talking about Tannins – What are they?

One term that sometimes trips up wine newcomers is “tannins”. It’s also one of those words people use to make fun of wine snobs. And why not, since people who show off by throwing around a [...]