Wine Tastings Category

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Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Discovering A New–actually, old–Northern California Wine Country




Northern California is of course one of the best destinations in the US for wine lovers who want to visit vineyards. But the more established vineyards of Napa can give an air of slick impersonality to a winery tour…while Sonoma vineyards are a bit far flung to see too many actual locations (as opposed to […]





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Monday 30 November, 2015

Why You Need To Know Sherry Better




Sherry is a wine category that is largely under-regarded in the drinking world at large and even in the fine wine world, partially because it has still not recovered from a period of mediocre quality in the late 20th century, and partially because it is so easily misunderstood. But the winemaking of Jerez is equally […]





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Tuesday 09 December, 2014

Three Reasons Why Veneto Might Be Italy’s Most Underrated Wine Region




… And they all have the last name. It’s rare for me to find all the releases of one winery universally appealing, so don’t let it sound like a shill when I say that all three of these wines by the Bertani winery have a lot to offer–two of them at notable value. And although […]





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Thursday 02 October, 2014

E.C. Gladstone on Wine in the Tasting Panel




During my tenure as Editor-At-Large at The Tasting Panel magazine, I had a wide berth to write about all categories of beverage (as well as participate and lead in tastings). Here are some of my more interesting Wine articles: OR CLICK HERE FOR SOME OF MY SPIRITS STORIES IN TASTING PANEL China_Business





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Saturday 05 April, 2014

UNLVino Hits 40: What To Expect




Las Vegas has no shortage of wine and food fundraiser events, but next week sees the return of the oldest continuous one, UNLVino, now celebrating its incredible 40th year (Imagine how much it’s improved since 1974. They probably even have more than one Chardonnay!) With four nights of varied events, UNLVino is clearly “bigger and […]





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Monday 10 February, 2014

Woo Your Valentine With Hope Family Treana, Troublemaker




Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hope Family Wines sent out a quirky promotion to lucky little journobloggers like me: a bottle each of their most recent versions of Troublemaker red and Treana white with pairing ingredients to inspire a romantic meal, perhaps. For the red, came two fresh artisanal Swiss sausages (to make the […]





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Monday 08 April, 2013

Down the Hatch!




One of the many outlets I’m proud to write for is the EscapeHatchDallas blog of my friend and colleague Mike Hiller… •How’s Your Drink: An Interview with Cocktail Expert Charlotte Voisey •Eating the Road: Aureole Las Vegas’ Wine Weekend •“Tequila Certification”: One of Our Vegas Editors Becomes a Tequila Sommelier •Bottle Envy: Exploring Sake at […]





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Thursday 28 February, 2013

Tastevin Is Watching You




If you’ve wondered why restaurants are moving to iPad based beverage menus, it isn’t just because it looks cool, but because it improves wine sales, in every sense… I don’t typically just repurpose press releases, but this one deserves a quick read… Santa Rosa, CA – Tastevin, a new tablet wine list, is now providing […]





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Saturday 11 August, 2012

Uncommon French Bottles: Exposeo’s Delicious Wine Tour




Read my tasting of some new-to-market French bottlings, originally published 2010 in Escape Hatch Dallas





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Wednesday 02 May, 2012

A Mighty River: Tasting and Educating on Ribera del Duero




I had a great experience this Spring taking part in the Drink Ribera campaign, getting to know Ribera del Duero Brand Ambassador and US Trade Liason April Cullom, and being able to share my own knowledge through some retail tastings. Ribera is unquestionably one of my favorite regions, both for its philosophies and its output. […]