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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.

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I have over 20 years of experience. I was a wine buyer and sommelier in NYC for many years including 4 years at Windows on the World which was NY's number one wine restaurant. I created and taught a Wine Appreciation Course at Borough of Manhattan Community College. I have worked for the past 15 years for the Wine Enthusiast Cos. as Editor, Columnist, Wine Storage Consultant and am currently Wine Director and Buyer for their online wine website, I recently judged in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Follow me on Twitter @WEX_Josh


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Windows on the World Wine School- completed all courses from beginning to advanced. Former member of the Sommelier Society of NY. Competed in the Food and Wines of France Sommelier Competition. Traveled to wine regions in Europe including, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, Alsace, Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, Rioja, and Jerez. Visited wine regions in NY's Finger Lakes, California's Sonoma, Napa and Central Coast and Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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Ben10/26/16101010Thanks, Josh. Just the best, as always .....
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Recent Answers from Joshua Farrell

2016-10-18 Pauillac:

Tony,  A second label wine to classified growth like that is usually made from the grapes from the younger vines and in a style that matures faster. The idea being you enjoy that wine while waiting for

2016-08-24 Fratelli Cella:

Hannah,    Obviously you've never heard the ads "Chill a Cella!" (pronounced like the stringed instrument with an "a" at the end). Similr to Riuniti, it's an inexpensive wine made from Lambrusco grapes

2016-08-02 A bottle of Robin Fils & Cie . Ltd Champagne:

Bob,  Robin Imperator Dry is a New York State sparkling wine that was popular in the 50's and early 60's. It was an inexpensive wine and not one that would be considered  agable. Particularly since yours

2016-07-14 Corkage Fees Etiquette Tips and Advice:

Ben,     Yes, I'll be happy to offer advice and this, which is a topic near and dear to many wine lover's hearts. First of all it's best to inquire about their policy when you call ahead to make your reservation

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


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