Chris Culkin

Chris Culkin

WSET3 Advanced
2019 Brunello

The 2019 Brunello Vintage: A Rocking Chair Year

Many years ago, in relation to the 2005 Bordeaux vintage, a wine-maker was asked how the vintage was and he stated: “It was a rocking chair year.” Meaning that the weather was so cooperative that he and the vineyard management…

Laura Catena Bodega Catena Zapata

Sometimes You Can Meet Your Heroes

There is an old expression “Never meet your heroes”. It suggests that if you meet someone you hold in high regard, you may be disappointed. After all, they are just human. Thankfully, at this year’s Wine Spectator New York Wine…

Wine glass and world map

The 5 Most Popular Wines Regions in the World

From the iconic vineyards of Bordeaux to the sun-drenched hills of Napa Valley, these destinations define vinicultural excellence. Uncover the varietals, histories, and notable producers that draw wine lovers worldwide to these celebrated wine regions.