Home For August, 2013

Mixed Mature Italians @ Corvo Bianco NYC

To round out our summer wine outings four of us joined together on August 22nd to try out Upper West Side newcomer Corvo Bianco, the latest from acclaimed chef Elizabeth Falkner. Despite an overly harsh—especially for [...]

A Summer’s Day @ McLaughlin Vineyards in CT

When my wife Monica and I received an invitation from a friend to visit a winery and hear her friend play in a band, there was no hesitation, we went. Her friend Corky Ballard plays in [...]

1990’s Burgundies @ Calliope NYC

This informal gathering of wine lovers took place on July 13, 2013. The group: a few from the trade, a few Burgundy collectors and a few that simply love great food and wine. The topic: 1990’s [...]

2000 Bordeaux Tasting

The Wine Tasting Circle of Vancouver Vancouver in August can be a garden of riches; the surf rolling gently into Spanish Banks, the warm glow of fading sunlight bathing West Vancouver in the evening, and of [...]

Veranda Beach Cellars, Washington State

Veranda Beach Cellars, Washington State http://www.verandabeach.com/ Jim Hammond, developer and principal behind the concept of Veranda Beach, Oroville, Washington, remembers growing up on the great plains of Saskatchewan. Specifically, he reminisces on those eternal Summer evenings [...]