Wine Picks

Please try and have these wines in the recommended context. Wine pleasure is about a match of wine and mood.

Retro Wines


In preparing my 09 Book I was delighted by the number of former hits that have resurfaced. Retro seems to be everywhere. Here are…

Celebrating Spain and Portugal


The Board recently promoted Spanish and Portuguese wines so why don’t we tag along? For the benefit of the non-traveler, I’d like to point out that while these countries share the same peninsula they have little in common. Their cultures and their wines are very different. And while both countries have a history of winemaking neither has been successful at marketing to the outside world.

Innovative Wine Packaging


INNOVATION AT LAST Tight regulations around marketing and promotion limit innovation in wine. But a clever idea has gotten through. A single-glass-size bottle of…