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Sassicaia wines: 5 things you need to know as a wine drinker

Linda Hohnholz- May 4, 2021

Sassicaia is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious Italian wines around the globe. This flagship wine dates back to 1930 when the owners produced this ... Read More

Wine from Kosovo – Not Costco

Dr. Elinor Garely- April 4, 2020

Searching for a WOW to pour into your wine glass? My suggestion: Wine from Kosovo, especially the 2018 Stone Castle, Rose, Pinot Noir, Rahoveci Valley. ... Read More

You are Elegant and Sophisticated? Pour Bordeaux into Your Glass!

Dr. Elinor Garely- March 28, 2020

Bordeaux Winemakers Started Early Bordeaux, formerly known as Burdigala, dates back to the 3rd century when the Celtic tribes decided to settle in a beautiful ... Read More

South African Wine Adventures

Dr. Elinor Garely- March 21, 2020

Initial Quest The 17th century marks the beginning of the wine industry in South Africa. The year was 1655 when the first grapes were planted ... Read More

Lugana, Italy: Wines Waiting in the Wings

Dr. Elinor Garely- March 14, 2020

Lugana, located in the vinicultural region of northern Italy, sits at the southern end of Lake Garda. Lugana, derived from the Latin Lacus Lucanus (lake ... Read More

One Woman. Many Wines

Dr. Elinor Garely- March 7, 2020

Lia Tolaini Banville and her father, Pier Luigi Tolaini, started importing wines from Italy 16 years ago (2004), expanding the operation in 2016 to include ... Read More

The French Vineyards of Occitanie

Dr. Elinor Garely- February 29, 2020

Occitanie is considered one of the newest French wine regions and it is located only 2 hours from Barcelona. The name for the region references ... Read More

Monterey County Wines: Where Wine-making is a Family Affair

Dr. Elinor Garely- February 22, 2020

What is there to know about Monterey County? First of all, it is in California… always a good starting point for a discussion of wine. ... Read More

Delicious Wines Fashioned in Australia

Dr. Elinor Garely- February 8, 2020

Looking for an easy and delicious way to explore Australia?  May I suggest getting a wine glass, reading my notes, and discovering the wonders of ... Read More

A Big Deal for Wine Partisans

Dr. Elinor Garely- February 1, 2020

If you grow grapes, make wine, drink wine, sell wine, are a wine educator, wine writer, or have anything at all to do with the ... Read More

Welcome to the 2016 Grands Crus Classes of Saint-Emilion

Dr. Elinor Garely- January 18, 2020

Louis XIV paid tribute to the wines of Saint Emilion – declaring “Saint Emilion, nectar of the gods.” Separate. Better? Saint Emilion Grand Crus wines ... Read More

Introducing Nizza DOCG, Italy

Dr. Elinor Garely- January 11, 2020

Learning by Sipping What I did not know about Nizza DOCG before I attended the Master Class in Manhattan would fill at least one book ... Read More

Hundreds of Wines Showcased at Lincoln Center

Dr. Elinor Garely- January 4, 2020

Winebow named the event the Vintners’ Harvest, but it really was an opportunity for wine makers in the Winebow portfolio to audition their collections at ... Read More

Wine Discoveries

Dr. Elinor Garely- December 21, 2019

At a recent event announcing the acquisition of The Robert Parker Wine Guide by Michelin Guides, wine reviewers introduced a few of the wines they ... Read More

Exactly Where Do Women Belong? In Champagne!

Dr. Elinor Garely- December 7, 2019

Champagne belongs to women, from the ground and the grape, to the fermentation, bottling and drinking. Marie Antoinette noted that champagne made women beautiful and ... Read More

Sardinia: Headquarters for Sannai Mirto

Dr. Elinor Garely- November 16, 2019

There are many reasons to schedule a visit to Sardinia and they range from excellent wines and interesting cuisine to 4-5-star resorts, yachts and boating, ... Read More

Sardinia: Experience the wines for a taste adventure

Dr. Elinor Garely- November 9, 2019

What is Old is New Again There are many reasons to visit Sardinia, an island that has become a go-to destination thanks to the PR ... Read More

Israel Captured in a Delicious Bottle of Wine: Pair with a Side of Politics

Dr. Elinor Garely- October 19, 2019

Israel is a small country (in the Eastern Mediterranean), with an ancient wine culture (Chalcolithic Era, 4000 BCE) that successfully meets the 21st century wine ... Read More

Volcanic Wines: The Delicious Results of a Volcano

Dr. Elinor Garely- October 5, 2019

Volcanos: Bad News When a volcano eruption is the featured story on television news and headlines online weather apps – it is usually bad news. ... Read More

Champagne: Describes a Lifestyle

Dr. Elinor Garely- September 28, 2019

It may be politically incorrect, but judgements are made by wines selected, shoes worn, and hotels selected. And So It is With Wine Kylie Jenner ... Read More

700 New Hotel Restaurants and Bars will be opened in Africa by 2025

Dr. Elinor Garely- September 25, 2019

A new study released at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by ... Read More

World’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa flights featuring biggest ‘Trachten’ crew of all time

Dr. Elinor Garely- September 18, 2019

World’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa flights featuring biggest ‘Trachten’ crew of all time Just in time for the Oktoberfest in Munich, Lufthansa’s Trachten- crew is getting ... Read More

Top Ten Dining Trends for 2020 announced

Dr. Elinor Garely- September 9, 2019

2020 Top Dining Trends report was release today. The report is based on the current and upcoming trends observed by executive chefs and culinary experts ... Read More

Everything in White-and-Blue: Frankfurt Airport Is Celebrating Oktoberfest

Dr. Elinor Garely- September 5, 2019

A piece of Bavaria is coming to Frankfurt Airport! This year again, the spirit of Germany’s best-known popular festival will also come alive in the ... Read More

Wines from Cotes du Rhone: When Bigger is Better

Dr. Elinor Garely- August 31, 2019

Cotes du Rhone is the second largest appellation in France, exceeded only by Bordeaux. This massive wine producing region has over 44,000 hectares and 140,000 ... Read More

Move Over Wine: Make Room for Beer from Spain

Dr. Elinor Garely- August 24, 2019

The Change in Spain We easily associate wine with Spain; however, this country is also home to Europe’s oldest beer production, dating back over 4,400 ... Read More

New Yorkers Discover French Roses

Dr. Elinor Garely- August 17, 2019

Picture this: It is a late on a summer afternoon; you are relaxing with friends on the terrace of your Manhattan penthouse. The weather is ... Read More

New Yorkers Discover French Roses

Dr. Elinor Garely- August 17, 2019

Picture this: It is a late on a summer afternoon; you are relaxing with friends on the terrace of your Manhattan penthouse. The weather is ... Read More