The Garcin-Lévêque Portfolio The primeurs tastings are a whirlwind of barrel samples all swirled and slurped to a bravely ambitious (or some might say bonkers) timetable. It’s one appointment after another, each one precisely scheduled to provide time not only tasting but also an opportunity to chew over the fat of the vintage with the […]



The Business and Wines of Bordeaux

Although wine geeks like us spend the majority of our time obsessing over grape variety, terroir and the latest new-age winemaking philosophy, anybody directly involved in the wine trade will soon learn that there is much more to wine than merely understanding how it is made. Once in the bottle (and sometimes, especially in Bordeaux, […]



A Brief History of Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Guide & Bordeaux Regions Examine the history of many of Europe’s wine regions and you will find a vinous story that stretches back centuries, in some cases millennia. There are wine press-houses on the banks of the Mosel, for example, that date from the time of the Roman Empire. Many of the vineyards there […]





Top 10 Popular Vintages

From Château to Napa Valley, These Are the Top Wines Straight from Vivino’s front page, we’ve got the top 10 most popular wines, based on their search engine. It’s interesting to see such expensive wines being that popular. Pauillac is known for its pricey, yet acclaimed vintage. Note that seven out of the entries are Châteaus. Included below […]





Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi From: Elise Bauer Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 15 Mins Ingredients: 1 pound large (16-20 count) shrimp, shelled* and de-veined, tail-on for presentation if you want 2 tablespoons olive oil 2-3 tablespoons butter Salt 3-4 garlic cloves, slivered, or 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red […]



Sole Piccata

Sole Piccata From: Elise Bauer Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 20 Mins Ingredients: 1 pound thin, skinless fish fillets 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper 1/3 cup flour for dredging 4 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio) 2 […]