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The Icewine Debate Continues…

After my brief rant concluding that the new icewine DO in the Penedés was a crock of bureaucracy, I was contacted by David Furer, the original author of the article in Decanter, where the world was first introduced to the news. Evidently, he had a back and forth with Randy […]

Lusco Albariño 2006 – Aging Whites is a Matter of Choice

One of the most common questions I received when working retail in Minnesota was, “Can this wine age?”. For whatever reason, Americans have an obsession with aging their wines. Maybe it’s the youthfulness of the nation? Maybe it’s our fascination with ancient European history? Or maybe, it’s just the dream […]

Tapas and Spanish Wine: A London Based Trade Tasting

Editor’s Note: Last week, we asked London food and wine blogger, Rachel McCormack, if she would be interested in revisiting her previous residence of Spain by attending the Wines of Spain (ICEX) trade tasting in London. With her sweet Scottish brogue, Rachel wholeheartedly accepted. Thanks so much Rachel for providing […]

Is there Something New about Perfume and Wine?

Editor’s Note: This post continues our theme of connecting wine – Spanish, Portuguese, or otherwise – with a wide variety of sensory experiences, be it classic music or perfume. As said by Olfactory Artist, Maki Ueta, “Olfactory preferences are originally locally oriented. They correspond to the evaporating character of aromatic […]

Drink Ribera Grand Tasting

Emerging from the subway station in SoHo, pelted by rain drops and blasts of frozen air, the anticipation and excitement of today’s event kept me warm inside. The day had finally arrived. The Drink Ribera Grand Tasting event was only an hour away. Today’s events promised to impress even the […]

Top 5 Tips for Drinking Wine at Sea: Expect the Unexpected

Having finally disembarked off the National Geographic Explorer from our 5 day voyage soaring across the Atlantic, there were some key lessons learned that need to shared. I say this emphatically because if you ever find yourself opening a bottle among friends, or leading a tasting for 150 people on […]