Yearly Archives: 2009

Highest Wine Prices in the World?

In the quest to keep pace with international trend-setters, last night I ambled over to the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow, where the Obamas stayed during their visit earlier in the week. The glass-roofed bar at the top of the Ritz gives … Continue reading

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Wine in Japan

Tokyo is the epicurean’s delight with an incredible selection of international restaurants and excellent wine shops. Japanese wine isn’t very visible, however. During my stay in Tokyo I visited the YaMaYa wine shop in Akasaka. YaMaYa has a very good … Continue reading

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London International Wine Fair

This year’s London International Wine Fair (LIWF) is being held on May 12-14. It is a superb three-day event for wine professionals filled with masterclasses, industry briefings, sommelier awards and workshops. Last year almost 15,000 people attended this event which … Continue reading

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Solano Cellars East Bay Winemaker Pair-Off

I had the opportunity to participate in yesterday’s East Bay Winemaker Pair-Off held at Solano Cellars in Berkeley. Five small but prominent East Bay garagiste winemakers showed their wines, which were paired with delicious cheeses, duck pastrami, glazed venison, and … Continue reading

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Cata de vinos de Bodegas Heredad Ugarte y Bodegas Eguren

El pasado Lunes 16 de marzo tuve la ocasión de visitar la Bodega Heredad de Ugarte gracias a la amabilidad de Josu Galdós, su responsable comercial en USA, y de José Luis Hilera, director de la bodega. La trayectoria de … Continue reading

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The Excellent Wines and Super Values of Bottega Vinaia and the Cavit Collection

This past week i-WineReview Editor Don Winkler and Publisher Mike Potashnik lunched at Eric Ripert’s West End Bistro with Andrea Faustini, winemaker for Bottega Vinaia and the Cavit Collection in Trentino, Italy and Massimiliano Giacomini, Export Manager. The luncheon was … Continue reading

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Bottle Shock – The DVD

Last night my wife and I viewed the just released DVD of “Bottle Shock”, the movie “version” of the 1976 blind tasting French and California wines in which the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay bested some top French competition. California also … Continue reading

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The Washington Post’s Dave McIntyre Pairs Sherry with Chinese Cuisine

I was pleased to read in Dave McIntyre’s article on Wednesday January 21 “This Lunar New Year, Raise a Glass of Sherry” how he successfully paired Emilio Lusatu’s fino, manzanilla and amontillado sherries with Chinese dishes. In the i-WineReview’s recent … Continue reading

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Affairs of the Vine 7th Annual Pinot Noir Shoot Out

  Affairs of the Vine, the California-based wine education and corporate team building events organization, recently completed its 7th Annual Pinot Noir Shoot Out.This unique annual event brings together hundreds of Pinot Noirs from California and across the world for … Continue reading

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How Does the Sugar Get Into the Wine Bottle?

How does the sugar get into the wine bottle? — With special reference to Germany Dr. Christian G.E. SchillerMcLean, Virginia (USA) and Frankfurt am Main (Germany) Dave McIntyre has written a very nice article (“How to Put Riesling Fears to … Continue reading

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