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 try to consider wine with an open mind and to structure my viewpoints around facts and quality.

Recent Highlights

In the News:
Time Magazine, Moscow Says Bottoms Up for Crimean Wine, 7 April 2014

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

GOURMAND AWARD WINNER! Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country, Consulting Editor

Beverage Media, Pulse Check: Sherry, December 2013
Decanter, The Vineyard That Latour Bought, November 2013
Decanter, A Marker of Progress in Macedonia, October 2013
Sommelier Journal, Bulgaria: The East Coast of the Balkans, 31 August 2013
Beverage Media, Tasting Corner: Malbec on the Move: But in Which Direction?, August 2013
Beverage Media, Tasting Corner: The Blossoming of Grüner Veltliner, July 2013
Food Arts, Wine in Cocktails, March 2013
Decanter, Moving Wine: A Risky Business, February 2013
Beverage Media, Tasting Corner: Simplifying Red Bordeaux Today, A Modernized Overview, January 2013

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
Savor TV Romania (FaceBook Sign-in Required)
Bulgaria on Air, Over 400 Wines Tasted at the Balkans International Wine Fair

HuffPost Taste: What’s Next for Argentine Wine? A Chat with Christy Canterbury
What is Brettanomyces in Wine? – Joe Roberts -
Meet the Decanter World Wine Award Judges: Christy Canterbury MW, New York City’s Best Restaurant Wine Lists, Best Wine Bars in New York City

Vitis Wanderlust