Thanks for visiting my web site. Here I post musings on my experiences as a wine professional and my reflections on various aspects of the wine world and, occasionally, other beverages. Wine permits virtually unlimited occasions for the expression of opinions; I approach wine with an open mind and structure my viewpoints based on facts and quality.

Recent Highlights

In the News:
Corriere della Serra – Brunello di Montalcino, I 13 Della Super Annata, 13 February 2015
Reuters – How to Win Friends & Family While Regifting, 19 December 2014
GOTHAM Magazine – Expert Holiday Champagne, Cava & Prosecco Picks, 18 December 2014
FOX News – Wine with Me by Tracy Byrnes – The Unexplored Wine Region of Moldova, 3 November 2014
ABC News – Want New Wine Choices? Look Back to the Old World, 19 August 2014
Wall Street Journal – New York Women Make Marks as Masters of Wine, 15 August 2014
National Public Radio – The Salt, Moldova’s Winemakers Seize Upon the Region’s Geopolitical Movement, 30 July 2014
Grape Collective, Twitter 25: Our Editors Choose the Best in Wine, 8 May 2014
Time Magazine, Moscow Says Bottoms Up for Crimean Wine, 7 April 2014

Sunday Pasta by Ed Garrubbo, Wine Editor

Special Reports:, Oregon Special Report, $20 / £12 / € 15, Washington State Special Report $20 / £12 / € 14, Napa Mountain Wines Special Report $15 / £10 / €12

Civiltà del bere, Il Grüner Veltliner si fa internazionale
Decanter, Hubert de Montille: 1930-2014
Civiltà del bere, Cabernet Franc: Qui Mi Sento Più Stallone…Che Giumenta
Decanter, Obituary: Burgundy Winemaker Hubert de Montille
Decanter, Oregon Winemakers Laud Juggernaut 2014 Vintage
SOMM Journal, The New Appassimento Whites
Civiltà del bere, USA Inside: I consumatori americani hanno il passaporto vinicolo?
Beverage Media, A Fresh Look at Blanc
Beverage Media, Blazing the Oregon Trail
Beverage Media, Pulse Check: Sherry
Decanter, The Vineyard That Latour Bought
Decanter, A Marker of Progress in Macedonia
Beverage Media, Tasting Corner: Malbec on the Move: But in Which Direction?
Beverage Media, Tasting Corner: The Blossoming of Grüner Veltliner
Food Arts, Wine in Cocktails
Decanter, Moving Wine: A Risky Business

Best Italian Wine Awards
Enosiasti, Interview at Balkans International Wine Competition 2013
Türk Şarapları İzlenimleri (Impressions of Turkish Wines) at Istanbul Four Seasons Hotel
Best Wine Tasting Class in NYC, SideTour’s Master of Wine Experience
Women in Wine Leadership Symposium

Snooth, A Cultural Shift in Italian Wine: The Ladies of the Langhe Have Arrived
Snooth, Burgundy Vintage Report: 2013
Snooth, New Year’s Resolutions: Wines We Should All Be Sipping in 2015
Snooth, Holiday Movie Wine Pairings
Snooth, Wines for Holiday Gifting
Snooth, Savennières: A Place of Soap & Wine
Snooth, A Not-So-New-Pairing That Should Be a Classic: Caviar & Bordeaux Blanc
HuffPost Taste: What’s Next for Argentine Wine? A Chat with Christy Canterbury
What is Brettanomyces in Wine? – Joe Roberts –, New York City’s Best Restaurant Wine Lists, Best Wine Bars in New York City