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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Great Wines for Easter Sunday Dinner
April 5, 2022

For those of you celebrating Easter, your most important wine pairing of the day will be deciding what to drink

march madness
March 15, 2018

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!
March 9, 2018

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
April 24, 2017

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!
April 8, 2017

Wine tastings are so fun and can be super easy to pull together. Oh sure, you can hold a formal

wine tasting
April 3, 2017

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
March 27, 2017

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
September 2, 2016

So I recorded a podcast in honor of Bastille Day.  And then the unthinkable happened — terrorists attacked the city

Perfect Beach Wines
July 30, 2016

Enjoying a glass of wine on the beach is pretty darn close to Nirvana for me. And while you can

July 1, 2016

What’s so great about Prosecco is that you can start drinking it at breakfast. God bless Giuseppe Cipriani of Harry’s

Screwtop Wines Are Here To Stay -- So Drink 'Em!
May 29, 2016

You can no longer eschew a screwtop. Granted, there was a time when it was associated with the supermarket jug wine.

BBQ wines
May 23, 2016

Its BBQ season. Which is just awesome. Because everything tastes better on the grill. And while you’re busy running around

Here's Some Homework: Taste 3 Sauvignon Blancs From 3 Different Countries
May 4, 2016

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
April 30, 2016

Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy 2013 ($20) You may know the Pio Cesare winery because they make some really

st. supery
April 21, 2016

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
April 19, 2016

Gary Fisch, of Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, and I made some New Year’s Resolutions and one of his was to drink

April 18, 2016

In your quest for great bottles $20 and under, don’t be afraid to venture to France.  While it is often

$20 or Less: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragone Rosso di Montalcino
April 17, 2016

I love finding great wines for $20 or less – total homerun!  And yes — there are tons of them

amanti vino
March 15, 2016

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
March 12, 2016

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!
March 1, 2016

Going to Premiere Napa Valley this year for the first time was such an amazing experience for me: I spent three days

February 26, 2016

You know that bottle you’ve been holding for a special occasion? Well the time has come. This Saturday is Open

napa valley
February 23, 2016

I had the great pleasure of going out to Napa for the Premier Napa Valley Barrel Auction. The event is

national pizza day
February 9, 2016

Today is National Pizza Day — which is silly fun. And pizza totally deserves its own day because it is