Phone: 646-515-4296  

Post Archives by Year

Archive | 2012

Beware the Aged Wine

Beware the Aged Wine

During our recent conversation, Wine.com’s Gwendolyn Osborn mentioned that not everybody likes aged wines.   Which is an excellent point.  People get hung up on keeping a wine without remembering that wine loses its fruit flavors as it ages.  For a drinker who loves a glass redolent with black cherries, raspberries or plum, letting these […]

Read More
Auction Fever

Auction Fever

Until recently, one of the holes in my wine experience was attending a wine auction.  Sure, I’ve browsed through the glossy catalogs and helped clients sell their collections through both high-end and internet auctions.  But actually attending and bidding?  Somehow, I simply never got around to it.   So when Ursula Hermacinski invited me to […]

Read More
The Accidental Sentimentalist

The Accidental Sentimentalist

Most wine bottles are popped open within a day of purchase, and 95% of what we buy is consumed within a week.   And yet, I’d be willing to bet that we all have at least one bottle lurking in the depth of our wine cellar/back of the refrigerator/cardboard box in the corner that is […]

Read More
What Are Some Cult Wines?

What Are Some Cult Wines?

Cult classics have earned the name for their commitment to quality, established over years of production.  Ask ten people to name some cult wines and each list will offer something different.  Some of the best to seek out include:   Araujo Bryant Family Colgin Cellars Dalla Valle Maya Grace Family Vineyards Harlan Estate Hundred Acre […]

Read More
The Cult Classics

The Cult Classics

Working in a retail store many years ago, I used the phrase “cult wine” to describe a bottle to a client.  Her eyes went wide, as if it were the product of some kooky group that believed the end was nigh, and she might have to sign up to join them.   Fortunately, cult wines […]

Read More