Category Archives for Buying Wine

Buying a Bottle of Wine at a Restaurant

The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a Bottle of Wine At a Restaurant

One of my friends has been a wine collector for 20 years; he owns at least a dozen bottles of fine Latour and Haut-Brion, and is immensely knowledgeable about the wine industry. Knowing how much experience he has with wine, you can imagine my surprise when I learned that he had never bought a full bottle at a restaurant. He told me that he could sp...
Good Wine with High Alcohol Content

How to Collect Good Wine with High Alcohol Content

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2009 Dal Forno Amarone -2011 Beaucastel -2009 Alvaro Palacios -1977 Dolamore -2005 Cheval Blanc  If you’re just getting started as a wine collector, you might have noticed that wine critics and other enthusiasts rarely, if ever, talk about wine’s intoxicating effects. They’ll praise a wine’s soft fruit, residual su...
Best New Wines to Buy

This Month in Your Cellar: Find the Best New Wines to Buy That Go Beyond the Trophy Wine Formula

  MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -DRC -Screaming Eagle -Lafite -Margaux -Liger-Belair -Yquem -Krug Critic Matt Kramer recently praised the “contrarian cellar” in his Drinking Out Loud op-ed. He thinks of a contrarian cellar as the opposite of what you’d normally see in a collection; instead of dust-covered bottles of DRC, you’ll find obscure ...
Invest in Bordeaux En Primeur

How Vinfolio Is Changing the Way You Invest in Bordeaux En Primeur

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Lafite -Latour -Haut-Brion -Margaux -Mouton Rothschild -Leoville Las Cases -Cos d’Estournel -Pontet Canet -Pichon Lalande -Lynch Bages  It’s the time of year when the entire wine world is focused on one thing – Bordeaux futures. After several years of decreased demand in the U.S., the 2015 vintage ignited new interes...
2010 Montrose

Hidden Gem of the Month: 2010 Montrose Is One of the Most Collectible Bordeaux Blends from This Estate

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: –Montrose 2009 –Montrose 2010  When I originally looked into some of the latest releases from Montrose, I assumed that the 2009 was more collectible than the 2010. After all, the 2009 costs about $100 more per bottle than the 2010. But after digging through numerous tasting notes and looking at the aging potenti...