Old School Napa

I had a birthday recently and as a wine collector and lover, I always find it fun to try a wine from the same vintage as myself.  Unfortunately for me, 1981 was not a great vintage wine wise, but Napa it seems can produce good wines in nearly every vintage and I really enjoy tasting … More Old School Napa


Happy summer to everyone!  Again, apologies for the long layoff, but things have been busy in Bozeman; between hobbies, travel, family, and work the amount of time for writing has been scarce.  However, I am back and ready to continue spreading the word on great wines.  You may note that I have not lacked in … More Barolo

Back in the saddle!

Hello and apologies for the long absence.  It has been a busy spring for the Newman household and juggling many hats has proven difficult for keeping things here updated.  Life as a professional amateur cyclist who also puts in time as a father, husband, wine advisor/reviewer, fisherman, and has an actual job is difficult!  The … More Back in the saddle!


I was recently able to procure some epoisses for the first time since my trip to Burgundy in 2016.  For those of you not familiar with this cheese, it is truly a delight.  Technically called Epoisses de Bourgogne this is a washed rind cows milk cheese that uses the local spirit Marc de Bourgogne as … More Epoisses


Greetings and happy February to my fellow followers of vinous virtuosos!  I hope that you are all having a good winter and enjoying some snow.  I also hope that you were able to get out and find some quality Bordeaux to sample!  I personally was able to revisit a few including a 1995 Malescot St. … More Chambolle-Musigny

Hawaii Wine-O

I had the good fortune recently to be able to vacation on the beautiful island of Kauai.  Given the fairly cold Bozeman winters, it is nice to try to sneak away for a bit to enjoy some warmth and sunshine, so we packed up our little 5 month old daughter and headed for the ocean. … More Hawaii Wine-O


The Coravin has been around for awhile, but I personally never thought it would be useful.  I figured if I wanted to try a wine I’d just open it and drink it.  I didn’t need a system that would allow me to access wine without opening it!  And it definitely would never take me more … More Coravin


It was recently brought to my attention by an astute reader that I have zero information currently regarding what your wine is served in.  Given that this is an important aspect of wine enjoyment, I will try to rectify that today with a brief overview of my thoughts regarding wine glasses. First off, I’ll get … More Glassware

New Year’s Bubbly

Sadly I was working New Year’s Eve so I did not get into any bubbly to celebrate the coming of 2018.  However, it is a good time to take a minute to review a few of my favorite sparklers, both true Champagne and others, including some pretty stellar values.  Sparkling wine is generally viewed as … More New Year’s Bubbly