First in Philly!

History has just been made! A privately-owned wine shop just opened in Philly, the first since 1919.  It’s a small step, but an important one in the privatization of wine sales in Pennsylvania. I am happy to be their wine buyer. Right now, I am focused on...

Keith’s Bourbon BBQ Recipe

Bourbon Barbeque Recipe The important elements of this bbq recipe is to have deep flavors, and that is partly accomplished by having two types of sweet ingredients and two types of heat. The paprika/cayenne combination is important. However, you can mix and match the...

Copain Winery Sold!

(The Washington Post) There have been some dramatic acquisitions in the wine business the past several months. Most recently, Jackson Family Wines purchased Copain winery, a highly regarded boutique Sonoma County producer of syrah, pinot noir and chardonnay. In April,...

Burgundy & Cognac Hit by Hailstorms

(Reuters) Severe weather, including hailstorms, caused serious damage at the weekend in some French wine-producing regions, notably Cognac where up to 8 percent of the vineyard has been badly damaged, producers said on Monday. Other regions hard hit where Chablis and...