Nick’s Wine of the Week – California Chardonnay For All Who Think They Don’t Like California Chardonnay!

Twenty years ago I knew a crowd of baby-bankers; young, single Wall Street types, whose currency of wager for their … Continue reading…

Sauternes Goes Dry!

No, I don’t mean they’ve initiated prohibition, nor have they run out of wine. Please. The problem for this region … Continue reading…

Shrimp & Sauvignon Blanc

When an email from my friend Bobby Kacher informed me that he was enjoying a 2010 Quincy Blanc from Philippe … Continue reading…

California Chardonnay: Ambition, Imitation, Success……and Reality.

            This magnificent wine, glorified, misunderstood, over-rated, widely maligned, over-priced and, most importantly from the … Continue reading…

Nick’s Wine Of The Week – Gigondas. You haven’t heard of Gigondas?

No, it’s not a South American dance craze, an exotic African aphrodisiac or Miley Cyrus’s latest publicity stunt. It’s a … Continue reading…

Nick’s Wine Of The Week – Turkey & Rosé

I’ve seen too many Thanksgiving dinners ruined by….how shall I put this? A poor choice of wine, is perhaps the … Continue reading…

Nick’s Wine of the Week – A Five Star Amarone

Some wines are earthy and rustic – think inexpensive Côtes-du-Rhône – and some are elegant yet boring – think high-end … Continue reading…

Nick’s Wine Of The Week – A Rare and Truly Great White

Last night I drank one of the great white wines of the world, this week’s Five Star Nick’s Wine of … Continue reading…

Vintages Do Matter, Even in California

When it comes to European wine, vintages matter. They matter a lot. The difference between a great vintage in Bordeaux … Continue reading…

A Layer Cake Wine?

Would you buy a red wine called Layer Cake? A wine with a picture of a spongy chocolate concoction front … Continue reading…