Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher conceived and wrote The Wall Street Journal's wine column, "Tastings," from 1998 to 2010. Dorothy and John have been tasting and studying wine since 1973. Dottie has had a distinguished career in journalism as a reporter, editor, columnist and editorial writer at The Miami Herald and The New York Times as well as at The Journal. John was Page One Editor of The Journal, City Editor of The Miami Herald and a senior editor at Bloomberg News. They are well-known from their books and many television appearances, especially on Martha Stewart's show, and as the creators of the annual, international "Open That Bottle Night" celebration of wine and friendship. The first bottle they shared was André Cold Duck. They have two daughters.
Articles by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
"Winemakers and their barrels. Get them started on the subject and it’s hard to get them to stop. For good reason. In influencing...Read More
"There’s something special about Sancerre. It has a confidence and depth that seem wise, even as it retains that lemon-lime, acidic,...Read More
“That’s where the story comes in. People want the story. They want the romance that’s with it. They want an association with it. People...Read More
"They’re not quite the Rodney Dangerfield of wines, not like Müller-Thurgau by any means, but they still don’t get the respect they...Read More
"Unfortunately, too many wineries treat them as nothing more than cash cows." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher explore rosé...Read More
"We’d heard about places like that, where wine insiders go and we’d finally found one that waived corkage on Mondays and charged a...Read More
“That’s where the story comes in. People want the story. They want the romance that’s with it....
Fall Creek Vineyards was the first winery in the Texas Hill Country region to open in 1975. Their...
Grape Collective, in partnership with The Clare and Chilean sommelier Jonathan Charnay, put on a...