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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.

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.

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.

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.

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2015-05-25 Price of vintage red wine:

Hi John,    Fancy bottles such as you describe are commonplace tourist souvenirs in Italy but I'm afraid they never contain quality wine as it isn't intended for drinking.    There's no possibility that

2015-05-20 tokaji:

Hi James    This is very cool. Tokaji was once one of the greatest wines in the world: the king of wines and wine of kings!  But that was during the golden age of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  During WWII

2015-05-19 Valuation Champagne:

Hi Elizabeth,    This isn't Champagne, but a 1892 vintage Cognac from the Fine Champagne area, made possibly by the famous Cognac house of Rene Briand - although I can't be sure from the damaged label

2015-05-19 Vintage Spanish Wine Value:

Hi Scott    This is a really unusual one.  I believe what you have here is something akin to fino Sherry. But fino usually comes from further south in Spain, not from Cordoba.  And the Brut on the label

2015-05-18 1970 Mestrezat-Preller Chateau Trapaud Bordeaux:

Hi Pong,    Ch Trapaud is a reputable St Emilion and 1970 was a fine vintage so these would have been a good buy, but these bottles may not have retained as much value as you may hope for several reasons:

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