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2017 Sherryfest NYC

This year is the 5th anniversary of Sherryfest! Peter and I created Sherryfest in 2012 simply because we thought it would be fun to throw a big sherry party. Never before had anyone in the United States hosted a sherry-only walk around tasting… why not try? With a little luck, the producers supported us and … Continued


In less than a month we’ll finally have the most comprehensive, modern text on Champagne – the region, the wines, the people and the history. As you may know, Peter Liem is my business partner in Sherryfest (coming up Oct 27-29 in NYC), and I am fortunate to count him as one of my dearest … Continued

Weiser-Künstler 2016 Rieslings

My first visit to Weiser-Künstler was in the summer of 2010. I dubbed the Volkswagon Golf rental Silver Stallion, and motored around the Mosel, Saar, Ruwer, Nahe, and Rheinhessen for a couple weeks. It was the only time I drove a car in the nine years I lived in New York City. A handful of early-aught … Continued