Home For January, 2014

Desert Hills, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA

I’m a sucker for a “feel-good” kind of story. Like three brothers who move in the mid ’80s to British Columbia from India and start working the new family farm… [...]

Portuguese Wine Excellence in 50 Bottles

Last week hundreds of New Yorkers were treated to 50 outstanding Portuguese wines selected by Joshua Green, Editor and Publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine. There were sessions for both trade and consumers, organized by Wines [...]

Sommelier Q&A: Germain Michel of Amélie, SF

The Polk Street corridor of San Francisco stretches from the edges of the rougher Tenderloin District to the bottom of Russian Hill, one of the city’s more elite residential neighborhoods. Somehow Polk Street connecting the two [...]

Flor NV Prosecco DOC, Italy

What do you get when Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich decide to put their collective heads together to import Italian sparkling wine? If your answer was anything other then “Quality”, “Value” or “Excellence” then you [...]

Perseus Wines, British Columbia VQA

A winemaker friend of mine told me recently: "Sending my wine to competition is roughly equivalent to the stress I might have faced, had I sent my children to beauty pageants."... Rob Ingram, owner Perseus Wines... [...]

Kanazawa “Raku” Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC

If you’ve never heard the name Kanazawabefore, much less in reference to wine, be at ease… until just a few weeks ago, I had never heard of him either. But now that I’ve tried the man’s [...]