First Growths of the East Coast

There are hundreds of wineries scattered from Virginia to Maine. Over the last few years, a quiet revolution has begun in their vineyards. Visionary winemakers are making exceptional wines and doing so without much fanfare. As a leading Wine School on the East Coast,...

Jersey Wins!

Keith Wallace (the publisher of Epikur Magazine and the founder of the Wine School) hosted an event for National Public Radio. It was a blind tasting pitting his top picks from New Jersey with comparable wines from France. The wines from New Jersey did remarkably...

Weekly Wine Buy in Pennsylvania

d’Arenberg 2004 “The Laughing Magpie” Shiraz/Viognier, McLaren Vale (AU) Why does d’Arenberg sell this wine for so little in our humble state of Pennsyltucky? Why sell a wine for under $20 when so many people are happy to spend over $30? Even the critics...

Are the Times A-Changin’?

A New Jersey bill – if it becomes law – would allow direct shipping of wine to consumers.  Will this decision help out us consumers in the Keystone state? Sen. Brian Stack (D., Hudson), a sponsor of the bill, states “Out-of-state visitors who try New...