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Paul Wagner

Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.

Becky Sue Epstein

Can answer questions on wines and wine-and-food pairings, including: Champagne, sparkling wines dessert wines. Also fortified wines such as sherry, Cognac, Armagnac and other brandy

Mark Gluckman

All basic wine questions: domestic (US) and international. Some esoteric Italian regions still leave me mystified.

Tom I'Anson

My expertise covers all aspects of wine including knowledge on regions, grapes, vintages, wine types and tasting. I can also answer questions on fortified wines such as port and sherry as well as some questions on Gin.

David Ling

I have 40 year`s experience tasting, collecting and enjoying wines as an amateur enthusiast. Bordeaux and Port are my particular loves and I regularly buy and sell at auction. I have a good library and frequently participate in on-line discussions. I can only help with valuations, buying or selling if you tell me where you live as there are many variations around the world.

David Baines

I can answer any questions with regard to Wines of the world, Spirits and Liqueurs.

Joshua Farrell

I can answer most any question about wine- types, styles, grape varieties, regions, vintages, proper storage, production, wine and food pairing, wine service, decanting, proper glassware, serving temperatures etc. Regarding questions about specific bottles of wine, since I live in the U.S. my focus is on wines imported here. I can't answer questions about spirits and liquor valuations.

Antonio Rocha Graça

Viticulture issues, enology / winemaking issues. Wine regions of the world, with specialisation in the wines of Portugal, including Port. Tasting and sensory analysis, chemical analysis and the relation between both. Wine industry and wine economics (BUT NOT PRICES OF WINES). Sources of information regarding any aspect of wine. The human element of the wine industry and the integration of all aspects and sciences that concur to make a wine. Terroir.

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2016-06-20 Cognac valuations:

Hi Roger,    I think you'd get a more-accurate figure if you offered these to a specialist dealer in rare spirits such as The Whisky Exchange ( as I'm sure they'd make

2016-06-15 Louis Roederer Reims Champagne:

Laura,    It is very difficult to date accurately Champagne that has no year date on the bottle/label, looking at the picture that type of label has been in use since the 1970s, so I don't think it is

2016-06-06 Gold Medals from Concours de Bordeaux and the Ministere de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation:

Ben,    I'll give you a link to a description of the competition on the Wine-Searcher website and a link to the competition website. It is a regional competition run by the French Agricultural Ministry

2016-05-26 wine searching:

Hi Julia,    I don't know of any merchants in AZ who offer any Ausbruch wines and I'm afraid the particular one you mention may be impossible to find anywhere.    But many US merchants list some so it

2016-05-25 Handling and value of 2 wines:

Glen,    A little unsure, I am assuming this is Peller Estate Signature Series Ice Wine and Trius Ice Wine both wines from Niagra Pennisula, Canada. These wines are pretty rare as production is very small

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