The Wine Label

The back label of wine bottles can be valuable real estate. Unfortunately, this area is often overlooked. I recently opened an old favorite from my cellar, the Millbrook Cabernet Franc. Nearly 6 years ago, I tried my first New York wine, a Millbrook Pinot Noir. Ironically, I was staying at the W Times Square andRead more

A New Year. An Old Favorite.

Another year has come and gone. The blog turned 4. TasteCamp paid a visit to my home state. And local wine is stronger than ever. A great year, by any measure. One with great memories, noteworthy wines and exceptional wine experiences. Before I kick off 2013, I thought I’d recap a few of those exceptionalRead more

The Georgia Wine Industry, Finding Their Voice

Prior to arriving to North Georgia, a wine lovers’ rendezvous just north of Atlanta, I spent a little time perusing the web in anticipation of my trip to wine country. Much to my surprise and dissatisfaction, there is no single site that covers the industry as a whole. Instead, visitors are left to choose betweenRead more

Dear Wine Spectator

After four years of being a loyal customer, I regrettably inform you that the February issue will be my last. We’ve spent a lot of time together, from plane rides to bedside, I’ve relied on the Spectator to learn the essentials of wine. I still remember the excitement when opening my mailbox to find theRead more


Another year has come and gone. From Maine to Hawaii and everywhere in between, I have poured, swirled, and sipped some of the country’s best offerings, while sharing my journey with both old and new friends. As we begin a New Year, I wanted to say thank you for your continued friendship and readership, andRead more

The Century Club

What started out as a simple journal to record my ramblings on wines tasted and wineries visited across the other 46 states, has blossomed into something much more than I ever expected. Tonight’s post marks number 100. Along the way, I’ve had the pleasure to network and build friendships with people I may never haveRead more

10 Tasting Rules

I enjoy wine tasting and have had the pleasure of tasting all over the United States (someday, I’ll make it to Europe). While I am not a wine expert by any means, I do know what proper tasting room etiquette is. Sadly, some people do not so I wanted to post 10 tasting room rulesRead more