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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 [...]

Vineyards to Table: Pairings and the Bestia Experience

It’s 9:25 pm on a February Tuesday night. Snow could be falling, crowds hibernating in the warmth of home, and the weekend still too far away to even consider. And then the one remaining table, a [...]

Cristalino Cava, Garcia Carrion wines, Spain

www.GarciaCarrion.es What can I, peasant that I am, say about a company that has won the prestigious award for Best Winery of Spain not once, but twice in a row? A winery that has been growing, developing, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]