Sunday, June 30, 2013

First Report on Wines of Crete

I just returned late last week from a delightful trip to Crete, mainly to taste the wines, but also to meet winemakers and to enjoy the Greek island's food and culture. I will be writing several in-depth stories, but first impressions are at I visited several wineries and vineyards, including the stunning mountaintop estate, pictured above, at Domaine Zacharioudakis near Plouti not far from the southern coast and the Libyan Sea.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Now Posted to - California's Small-Batch Bubblies

Just posted to, the online site for Details magazine, my article on the best California small-batch sparkling wines, that state's answer to France's grower Champagnes. More at

Friday, June 21, 2013

More from Sommelier Journal: Feature on Va La Vineyards

The July 15 issue of Sommelier Journal on its way to your mailbox has my four-page feature on Va La Vineyards - or you can check it out soon at the Sommelier Journal website. Here's a preview...