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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.

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.

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.

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.

Becky Sue Epstein

On Vacation
returns 01/10/2015
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

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2014-12-22 Bordeaux:

Darrell,  Knowing how long to keep a wine depends on the kind of wine it is and the vintage. Right now most 2007 Bordeaux are ready to drink. If you're holding Bordeaux then in general you can keep the

2014-12-19 1977 bottle of moet chandon:

Hi Edward,    A bottle of this was sold by Bid for Wine ( in January 2013 for £63 but that seems high to me for a Champagne over 35 years old.    I hope your bottle has always

2014-12-07 Red Cross Pure Grape Brandy:

Hi Kelby,    I'm not an expert on pre-prohibition US distilleries but it might be worth asking Wine Commune ( if the historic interest might make this an attractive lot for them

2014-12-06 wine value:

HI Alicia     Valpolicella is a red wine from the Veneto--the region of Italy near Venice, and it is usually made in a style that is best when it is young and fresh.  That's certainly the Bolla style.

2014-12-06 1982 Don perione:

Hi Dane,    I think you probably meant Dom Perignon, Moet's top blend of Champagne?    Assuming that and you have the '83 you mention in your question rather than the '82, you have one of the best wines

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