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February 01, 2024

January 2024 Press Highlights

The spotlight was on Finca Sandoval’s Aurora, our resident “shy girl”, who made a bold entrance with a commendable score […]

December 01, 2023

A Dose of Reality

by Jon-David Headrick   As this excellent article on SevenFifty Daily points out, the effects of dosage on Champagne’s smell, taste, […]

November 15, 2023

Lebanon and the Revival of a Historic Underdog

Lebanese wine, often overshadowed by the country’s tumultuous history and challenges, has a remarkable story to tell. This ancient land, […]

October 31, 2023

Supernatural Wines for Samhain

By Steven Spanbauer You may ask yourself, what do Freud, gothic horror, Halloween, and the following three wines have in […]

September 13, 2023

Remembering Melvyn and Janie Master

When I first met Melvyn Master, he was a larger-than-life personality in New York City during the heady 1980s. He […]

September 08, 2023

Some thoughts on Chablis & the 2022 vintage

by Steven Spanbauer The rural and gently rolling hills of Chablis, with their open vistas, interrupted only by scattered woods, […]

September 06, 2023

Clos i Terrasses Vintage Reports 2014-2021

Daphne Glorian has sent me vintage assessments of Clos i Terrasses since 2014, so I’ve gone through my files, and […]

September 05, 2023

Priorat & the Black Slate Project

by Steven Spanbauer A BIT OF HISTORY In 1194, the Carthusian priory of Cartoixa d’Escaladei was founded at the foot […]

August 30, 2023

Four Wines for Unwinding

We all have our favorite ways to unwind. For some, it might be a late summer hike to observe the […]

August 09, 2023

The Heart of Catalunya

Xavier Gramona was among the rare individuals one feels privileged to have met and spent time with. He was knowledgeable […]