Is the little man in the glass saying, "Please stop?" Undoubtedly.

A review of “SOMM 3”15-02-2019

The gang behind the original SOMM documentary that was a sleeper hit back in 2012 (yeah, seven years ago…) have come back with yet another installment for our viewing pleasure. What’s curious about all things... more>

The Cava cometh: Vilarnau Gran Reserva 201203-10-2018

The drift from summer into the cooler, breathier vectors comprising fall is made ever so obvious by the sudden rise of sparkling wine promotion. Gearing people up for the winter holidays means getting the word... more>

An oasis of wine in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel01-10-2018

A brief “vacation” last year was spent zipping around Israel to see bits I hadn’t seen during my first trip in 2014. The main population centers of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are in the dead... more>
From the Fanagoria website

Fanagoria – Cru Lermont Pinot Noir 201510-08-2017

Russia and wine are not two words oft spoken in the same breath. So while judging at the Decanter Awards in April, in a seriously mixed and exotic flight, my table found themselves presented with... more>

A tale of two New Zealand Pinot Noirs08-01-2017

The wines of New Zealand are probably well-known via different ways depending upon where you are in the world. For instance, when living the US, everyone knew of the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, but few knew... more>