About Tracy Byrnes

Tracy Byrnes has what many might call a dream gig, matching a career as an experienced and well-respected business journalist with her passion for wine.

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wine lover gifts
For those that are struggling to find the perfect wine lover gift can relax, as these are some of the…
Great Wines for Easter Sunday Dinner
When cooking for friends and family on Easter Sunday, wine pairings can get confusing. Don't get stressed, try out these…
march madness
I’m not a basketball fan. I have no interest in going to a game, playing with my kids in the
Go Green! On St. Patrick's Day and Everyday!
Saving the Earth is not an option. And winemakers know that.  You can’t make a great bottle of wine without
My Conversation with Ovid Winemaker Austin Peterson
I had such a great conversation with Austin Peterson, winemaker at Ovid Vineyards. He’s super young, super intelligent and is making
Host a Wine Tasting -- It's Simple and So Fun!
Hosting a wine tastings can be fun, easy and inexpensive.
wine tasting
First Up is See This is a long, but good one about wine tasting. Feel free to print it and
Private Label Wine: The Secret Inside
Ever wonder how private label wine is made? We went to Gary’s wine Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Wayne, NJ, to
Great French Reds for the Summer
So I recorded a podcast in honor of Bastille Day.  And then the unthinkable happened — terrorists attacked the city
Perfect Beach Wines
3 great white wines for the beach
Prosecco comes from the northeast region of Italy – the Veneto and Friuli areas. It got its name from the…
Screwtop Wines Are Here To Stay -- So Drink 'Em!
You can no longer eschew a screwtop. Granted, there was a time when it was associated with the supermarket jug wine.
BBQ wines
Its BBQ season. Because everything tastes better on the grill. While you're busy trying to decide on the menu, don't let…
Here's Some Homework: Taste 3 Sauvignon Blancs From 3 Different Countries
Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day…again. Truth is — we can’t figure out when the exact holiday is and quite frankly, we
20 and Under: Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba
Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy 2013 ($20) You may know the Pio Cesare winery because they make some really
st. supery
St. Supéry Estate Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2015 ($18) It’s one of my favorite Sauvignon Blancs.  Like ever. Pour a
Start Exploring Spanish Wines
Try some Spanish wines. They're great and still fairly valued. Tempranillo is the indigenous grape and "Gran Riserva" wines have…
Looking for a great bottle $20 and under? Consider E.Guigal Cotes du Rhone
amanti vino
While we all love the convenience of ordering wine online, there is still something so fabulous about walking into a great
Fabulous Under-The-Radar Italian Wines That Won't Hurt Your Wallet
Everyone knows I love discovering new wines…and new grapes …and new stories. So I went back to Zachys wine shop in Scarsdale, NY,
Is it Worth the Money to Buy Wine at Premiere Auction Napa Valley? One of its Biggest Buyers Says Absolutely!
Going to Premiere Napa Valley this year for the first time was such an amazing experience for me: I spent three days
You know that bottle you’ve been holding for a special occasion? Well the time has come. This Saturday is Open
napa valley
I had the great pleasure of going out to Napa for the Premier Napa Valley Barrel Auction. The event is