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...

Want to Buy France’s Oldest Winery?

Pull your dimes together, because it’s time to make history and buy the oldest winery in France. For those of you who have struck it rich and want something that’s actually worth spending money on, it’s time to own a real piece of history. Chateau Goulaine is...

Napa Winemaker Throws Shade at American Oak

Abreu winemaker Brad Grimes uses new French oak when aging Cabernet Sauvignon. He says American oak does not make for a good match. Speaking to the drinks business on a visit to the UK to promote the Abreu’s distribution in the UK through the Pol Roger Portfolio,...

America, Our Wine Drinking Game is Weak

(Michael Austin / Chicago Tribune) America, we’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Our wine consumption per capita is ranked 39th in the world, though we are the fourth largest producer. In volume, because we are many, we are up there with the best of them. But...

Lose Weight by Drinking a Bottle of Wine

According to studies at Harvard and Washington State University, drinking wine before bed helps you lose weight. According to scientists, drinking at least two glasses – half a bottle a day can help beat obesity by 70%. There’s no messing around with a number...