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VinConnect

VinConnect

Getting your hands on many of Europe’s top wines through regular channels – like retail or restaurants – can be tough.  Quantities are limited, and allocations from distributors can be extreme.  (Six bottles for all of Virginia?!)   Enter VinConnect, the brainchild of banker-turned-wine mogul Kevin Sidders.   After leaving the finance industry, he “spent […]

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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 […]

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What Makes a Wine Age-Worthy?

What Makes a Wine Age-Worthy?

While most wines can handle some ageing, what makes a wine worthy of being selected now to open on your 20th wedding anniversary, 60th birthday or child’s graduation from college?   Well, a lot of things, many of them having to do with chemistry.   Unlike most wines, age-worthy wines often aren’t much fun to […]

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