Boston Sommeliers in Greece

Boston Sommeliers in Greece

Ten days in Greece with a badass group of Boston sommeliers hanging out with some of the most talented winemakers in the country was a life changing experience and a much needed reboot after being trapped in New England for two years. Also, there are so many ghosts here. They say we are just living wrong.

Emerging Wine Growing Areas East of California

Research paper With wine now being produced in all 50 states, there are many regions worth noting outside California and the Pacific Northwest. The most successful areas seem to have that great combination of an aspiration for quality among the growers, an ability to...

The Pope Did It

Published on jancisrobinson.com It was that bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Francis carried it to the table so carefully, holding it out away from his body and keeping it perfectly upright like a piece of sculpture being presented to a head of state. Francis, looking...

Corzano e Paterno

Corzano e Paterno. Two hills a stone’s throw west of Chianti Classico in the Colli Fiorentini, purchased on a whim in 1969 by a retired Swiss architect named Wendel Gelpke. The place was a mess back then. The whole region largely abandoned as people left for the city...
A Week In Jerez

A Week In Jerez

It’s 8AM, and I’m sitting in a very plushy chair on a tour bus in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Southwest Spain with a bunch of other winebuyers from the US. We are here by invitation of André Tamers from Demaison Selections, an importer of French and Spanish wines, to tour...