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Vinoble Renaissance: Celebrating Fortified, Sweet & Dessert Wines

Vinoble, the biennial wine fair devoted to fortified, sweet, dessert and other special wines that takes place in Jerez de la Frontera, the capital of Sherry, was successfully reborn in 2014 after a four-year hiatus. Table [...]

Vini Portugal comes to Vancouver

winesofportugal.info I had already sifted my way through much of the tasting room upstairs and been reminded, yet again, of the consistent excellence in value from Portugal. I tasted reds, whites and, of course, fortified… each [...]

12 Most Noteworthy Sherries at Sherryfest West

The Sherryfest West 2014 Grand Tasting held recently in San Francisco included 21 bodegas pouring their Sherries, complimented by assorted seminars and pairing dinners. So it was not trivial to sift through all the sugary Pedro [...]

Sherryfest West Brings Jerez to San Francisco

It sure seemed a lot like Jerez last week in San Francisco. That’s not because afternoon high temperatures soared into the 80’s (unheard of in the city where July temperatures barely reach 60 degrees). But, because [...]

Vista D’Oro “D’Oro” with Roast Pineapple

Everyone deserves a little something sweet… As a chef with a conscience, I endeavor to cook as seasonally as possible: a lot of rutabaga and parsnip in the winter – a lot of strawberries and fresh tomatoes [...]

Vino247 Profile: Maxwell Leer of Bestia, LA

The first image that emerged in my mind when wine director Maxwell Leer presented me with the wine list during a recent dinner at Bestia in Los Angeles was the map. This wasn’t a grand map [...]

Ferreira 1991 LBV Porto

Legacy. Every parent, from the moment they set eyes on their first child, yearns to leave a legacy. I don’t imagine that history would show anything else and I don’t imagine that the future will either. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]