Somms' Picks

  1. Leave the Gun, Take the Pinot Blanc: Why ‘The Godfather’ Inspires Ram’s Gate’s Joe Nielsen

    Leave the Gun, Take the Pinot Blanc: Why ‘The Godfather’ Inspires Ram’s Gate’s Joe Nielsen

    When we posted an item about Pinot Blanc last year, a reader responded: “I was searching for a California Pinot Blanc yesterday at BevMo. Not a one to be found but they did have 800 Chardonnays.”

  2. Alex Clark Pens a Love Letter to Rye at Fort Hamilton Whiskey in Brooklyn

    Alex Clark Pens a Love Letter to Rye at Fort Hamilton Whiskey in Brooklyn

    1985 might not seem like much of a year as years go--‘Take on Me,’ by a-ha, was on the charts for 27 weeks; you might have played the cassette in your IROC-Z Camaro or your Prelude.

  3. Herons Sommelier Hai Tran Talks Coravin Trials, Barolo, and Bourbon

    Herons Sommelier Hai Tran Talks Coravin Trials, Barolo, and Bourbon

    Herons sommelier Hai Tran talks about about rigorous Coravin testing, barbecued artichokes, and bourbon-sipping around Raleigh-Durham, NC.
  4. Ashley Santoro

    Ashley Santoro

    Interview with the Sommelier of The Standard East Village whose previous posts include wine director of Casa Mono and Bar Jamon.
  5. Sommelier Dane Campbell of The Musket Room on New Zealand Wine

    Sommelier Dane Campbell of The Musket Room on New Zealand Wine

    What's hot in New Zealand wine beyond Sauvignon Blanc? Sommelier Dane Campbell of New York City's The Musket Room answers.
  6. Sommelier Steven Grubbs on James Beard, Unreal Sherry, Deathcrush

    Sommelier Steven Grubbs on James Beard, Unreal Sherry, Deathcrush

    Steven Grubbs is the Sommelier at Five & Ten, a James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Wine Program. He talks about The South, sherry, and staff music tastes.
  7. Selecting the World's 20 Best Red Wines

    Selecting the World's 20 Best Red Wines

    How do you pick the top 20 red wines from around the world? Ask Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji.
  8. How Does an Opera Singer Become a Sommelier?

    How Does an Opera Singer Become a Sommelier?

    Sommelier Jessica Certo reveals how one bottle changed the path of her career.
  9. Maz Naba, Rich Table, San Francisco

    Maz Naba, Rich Table, San Francisco

    Rich Table is one of SF's coveted reservations, co-owner Maz Naba organizes the innovative wine list.
  10. Carl York and Emily Larkins

    Carl York and Emily Larkins

    Craigie on Main, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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