Tastings!

The year has gotten off to a crazy start: tons of work, lots of work-withs and, of course, tastings, where I’ll be pouring my wines in the New York City area. That’s the fun part, where I get to meet fellow wine-lovers or even plain civilians who are curious, but afraid of wine. I really […]

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Shameless Demotion: Tasting Cancelled (a good thing!)

I suppose as problems go, this is a good one: the Wine Library has actually run out of my wines, they sold out so fast. So, there’s nothing left to pour on Saturday the 21st. But fear not, I am hard at work prepping the next shipment of wines, I wouldn’t want you to go […]

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Shameless Self-Promotion: Mini-Portfolio Tasting on 2/21 at Wine Library

Dear Readers, Come to the Wine Library in Springfield, NJ, on Saturday, February 21st, from noon to 4pm. I will be pouring three of my wines, L’Agary (a red from the Languedoc), the delicious La Bouscade (a 100% Syrah from the Minervois) and the fantastic Domaine Didier et Catherine Tripoz Macon Charnay le Clos des […]

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Meet the Wine Geek (me)

Who? Well, me, to be honest. I have no qualms about referring to myself that way, I assure you. I love to talk, no, babble incessantly, about my wines, and I do know a ton of geeky, er, let’s call it esoteric, information about them. I will be pouring my wines at the Wine Library, […]

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93 Points!

Whoa! I just found out from the Wine Library that the irrepressible Gary Vaynerchuck, he of the Wine Library TV fame, just rated my Viognier, from Montfaucon, 93 points. Wow, that’s pretty cool. What does this mean? Well, I don’t really know his palate that well, and as wine is all about a subjective experience, […]

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They Like Me (Part Deux)!

Well, yet again, not really me (understandable, after all I am an opinionated, stubborn SOB as most of my friends will tell you), but rather one of my wines. I was thrilled to see a review of my Chateau La Bouscade on the influential Mark Squires Bulletin Board. I guess I should preface this with […]

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Breaking News: Brunello Imports Blocked, My Wines Available!

This has been a busy week already, and it’s only Tuesday! But I wanted to share some incredible news, maybe not relevant to me per se as I rep only French wines, but very important to those who love Italian wines: in the wake of a wine-faking scandal in Italy that saw Brunello di Montalcino-labelled […]

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Breakfast of Champions

This is what a wine broker’s counter looks like at 8:30am. You have to check the wines to make sure there are no flaws or corked bottles before heading out to your first meetings. Yesterday, I was in New Jersey in the morning, tasting with a big retailer where the reception was rather warm (heck, […]

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