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Marchesi di Barolo in Houston Marchesi di Barolo in Houston

I woke up one morning recently with a smile, thinking of my luncheon plans. One of Houston’s most successful wine wholesale/distribution personalities, Elizabeth Gallagher Heilman, had invited me to lunch at RDG in Houston, the …

Michael David Winery and the Emergence of Lodi Michael David Winery and the Emergence of Lodi

Until recently, and even now, many enophiles think of Lodi, if at all, as the place where Sutter Home made its White Zinfandel and Robert Mondavi started its Woodbridge line, both of which were commercially …

The Urban Legend of Sulfites The Urban Legend of Sulfites

DEBUNKING THE MYTH
It is only occasionally that I see such a common sense article, which reflects almost exactly what I have said to many people in the past regarding sulfites in wine. The author of …

New Wine Book Offers Answers and Tips New Wine Book Offers Answers and Tips

What’s A Winelover To Do? An Illustrated Guide With 334 Essential Oenophile Pointers And Tips, by Wes Marshall, Artisan Books, paperback, 2010. $17.95
It is interesting that Marshall and I are somehow on the same page …

The 1976 Paris Tasting The 1976 Paris Tasting

A SEMINAL EVENT FOR AMERICANS
When I cut my teeth (or in this case, stained them) on wine in the mid ’70s, almost everything was French. If anyone was venturesome (or wealthy) enough to order an …

Winning Winter Reds Winning Winter Reds

HOLIDAY GIFT WINES FROM $19 TO $90
Westside Red TROUBLEMAKER Paso Robles – This multi-vintage red is made with Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache from the Hope Family Vineyard. Check out the winemaker Austin Hope at www.westsidered.com. …

Exciting Port Tasting, Dinner, and Winning Wine Exciting Port Tasting, Dinner, and Winning Wine

Robert Bower In Houston On Oct. 20
The Fladgate Partnership is currently headed by Alistair Robertson, seventh generation of a revered 300-year-old family. The partnership is made up of three of the most highly regarded Port …

Ready Yourself for Fall Ready Yourself for Fall

Recent red wine discoveries — great values
Here are a bevy of red beauties—all great values in their respective price ranges. Buy now, and when it starts to cool off in mid October, it’s time …

Dr. Revana, Wine and Racing Dr. Revana, Wine and Racing

How did a Houston cardiologist with a passion for wine propel himself into the perfect Napa Valley winery setup? It certainly wasn ’t all planned, and much of it was simply good fortune.
After finding a …

Decant It and Let It “Breathe”? The facts might surprise you Decant It and Let It “Breathe”? The facts might surprise you

In May 1977, my late friend Alexis Bespaloff published “A Corking New Wine Theory” in New York Magazine. In blind tastings with Robert Mondavi, Paul Draper of Ridge Winery, Alexis Lichine of Bordeaux Chateau Prieuré-Lichine, …

Israel and Its Wines Israel and Its Wines

In mid February 2010, I was fortunate enough to join a small group of global importers and wine writers on a trip to Israel. Although it was a short trip, it was packed full of …