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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.

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.

Antonio Rocha Graša

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.

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.

David Baines

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

Mark Gluckman

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

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.

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2015-10-05 Vintage port:

Hi Marilyn,    Magnums of Vintage Port are fairly rare at auction so you could hope for bids into three figures GBP if the bottle is in good condition in terms of level, capsule and label.    Come back

2015-10-02 Value of bottle:

Hi Joseph,    Demand for sweet Autrian wines from Pieroth collapsed in 1985, when the company was caught adulterating wines with diethylene glycol (a component of some anti-freeze) so I don't think you'd

2015-09-21 Fine Douro Port:

Michael,  Can't tell from the pictures, because the bottle is very dark, what the fill is like on your bottle. That will be important to a potential bidder. It's not a great producer but it's a good vintage

2015-09-19 Jenard Merlot:

Hi Sabrina    Their bottle is worth exactly what they can get someone else to pay for it. I wouldn't pay $600 for this wine, and have never seen this wine sell for anything near that price.      I would

2015-09-16 value:

Hi Teresa    This is what is known as a negociant wine---a wine that a local buyer assembles by purchasing bulk wine on the market and blending it together for sale.  It might well have been a very good

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