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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.

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.

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

On Vacation
returns 09/30/2015
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

David Baines

On Vacation
returns 09/08/2015
I can answer any questions with regard to Wines of the world, Spirits and Liqueurs.

Recent Answers

2015-08-24 1914 bottle of sherry:

Hi Sharon,    Cream Sherries are popular in the UK and tend to be sweeter than a classic Oloroso in the same price range. However, your bottle won't be from 1914 as it was blended under the solera system

2015-08-23 bottles:

Hi Patrick      I am sorry to say that I don't have great news for you.      In order, the Chianti is a wine that was never intended to be aged.  It was made to be consumed within months of when it was

2015-08-19 Vintage Port:

Hi Vivienne,    Gonzalez Byass are best-known as Sherry producers until 2001, when their interests were acquired by Croft, but they were also active in Oporto from 1896 to 2001, when their stocks were

2015-08-17 MarilynMerlot 1986:

Hi Judy,  Looks like the value is between about $400 and about $800 depending on condition and where you find it. In NY the only way to legally sell it is through an auction. Aker Merral does an online

2015-08-15 wine:

Hi Matt    tHanks for your question. I've done a bit of research and found that this wine, the Sichel & Fils Frere is i believe a negotiant bottled wine. In other words a negotiant bought the grapes/juice/wine

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