Home For August, 2014

On Finding Wine in Beijing, Shanghai, HK and Singapore

Wine certainly wasn’t the driving force of my trip this past summer to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Food? Yes, definitely a big part with visions of laksa, won ton noodle soup, and Shaanxi [...]

Profile: Taylor Parsons of République in LA

When asked recently by the Los Angeles sommelier Taylor Parsons “What style of wine do you enjoy?”, my mind went blank. That’s not because of a lack of wine experience on my part or the type [...]

Grilled Ribeye Meets Cabernet Sauvignon

The passion at Hopcott’s meats ( http://www.hopcottmeats.ca/ ) is nothing short of inspirational: this is what ribeye steak is supposed to be! And yet I hear time and time again from people that $15 on a steak is [...]

Reality TV Comes to Winemaking With New Series

The highly technical craft of winemaking is about to enter popular culture with an engaging competitive reality TV series, BEST BOTTLE. Amateur, aspiring and established winemaker contestants will pit their skills against one another to make [...]