Writer Profile for Justin Berlin

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Justin is a Co-Founder of Vino247 and has been a wine professional for more than 12 years. He has a background in filmmaking, print and web publishing. But his passion for wine led him to move professionally to the wine world. First at one of the top retailers in the US, where he cut his teeth learning the wine business, honing his palate and writing about wine. Later he co-founded importer Spanish-Wine-Exclusives. He is also a regular taster on Wine & Spirits Magazine’s industry tasting panel.

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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 [...]

Burgundy in Six Minutes

What is Burgundy? Probably the most complicated wine region in the world, and surely one of the most famous and highly regarded. Oh, and did I mention one of the most expensive, even at the low [...]

Chianti Shows Food Friendly Value & Diversity

Last month’s Consorzio Vino Chianti Grand Tasting and seminar in NYC reinforced my growing feeling that Chianti today offers a higher level of consistency, quality and value than ever before. The region’s upward trajectory mirrors that [...]

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014 Live

Canada's premiere food and wine festival is up and running this week through Sunday. Kristof Gillese, Vino247 Contributing Editor, will be covering the festival and attending a mix of festival events on his live Twitter feed. [...]

Bordeaux in Three Minutes

What is Bordeaux? It's one of the largest and most famous wine regions in the world. More precisely, it's in southwest France on the Atlantic coast and extends inland along the Gironde river. Its also [...]

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 [...]

Very Sad News in the Wine World Today

We are very sad to report that Alexandra Sisseck, daughter of famed proprietor and winemaker Peter Sisseck of Dominio de Pingus in Ribera del Duero, Spain, has passed away in Copenhagen. Only 20 years old and [...]

Sophisticated & Delicious Invention @ Akelaŕe

My second night in San Sebastián Donostia was Thursday at Chef Pedro Subijana’s Akelaŕe, one of only seven restaurants in Spain currently receiving the top rating of 3 stars in the Michelin Guide. Amazingly, three of [...]

San Sebastian Culinary Tour Starting @ Bernardo Etxea

My 2013 San Sebastian Donostia culinary tour started Wednesday evening at one of the classic homes of traditional Basque cuisine, Bernardo Etxea, in the Parte Vieja secton of town. Both a pintxo bar (Basque for tapas [...]

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 [...]