Vino Divino

As a follow-up to our trip to Tuscany, here are the best among scores of wines tasted, whether at the winery, an enoteca, with meals, or sitting around the campfire: 10. Coltarenzio Muller- Thurgau, 2005…aromatic and spicy, balanced by crisp minerality and an...

Pimping out the School’s Good Name…..

Well, it’s that time of year again. Its that when I swallow my pride, and join the endless torrent of Christmas Holiday Sales and Promotions. If you have a special someone who lives near Philly, then how about getting him/her/it a wine school gift certificate?...

Old Wine at School, or Why I Love Bordeaux

Though I’m a fool for wines from the Southern Rhone, the highlight of last night’s Vintage Factor class was, for me, the 1998 Canon-Moueix. Sure, those two bottles of 2004 Vacqueyras were lovely, but there is just nothing like a bottle of Bordeaux with...

New Year’s Resolution: Buy Wider, Buy Smarter

This is typically the time of year when we all engage in a bit of reflection: What we did right over the course of the past year, what we could have done better, and how we plan on making the most of the coming year. And if there’s one thing most of us can...