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
2023-09-15
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
2022-04-05
When cooking for friends and family on Easter Sunday, wine pairings can get confusing. Don't get stressed, try out these…
march madness
2018-03-15
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!
2018-03-09
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
2017-04-24
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!
2017-04-08
Hosting a wine tastings can be fun, easy and inexpensive.
wine tasting
2017-04-03
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
2017-03-27
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
2016-09-02
So I recorded a podcast in honor of Bastille Day.  And then the unthinkable happened — terrorists attacked the city
Perfect Beach Wines
2016-07-30
3 great white wines for the beach
Prosecco
2016-07-01
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!
2016-05-29
You can no longer eschew a screwtop. Granted, there was a time when it was associated with the supermarket jug wine.
BBQ wines
2016-05-23
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
2016-05-04
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
2016-04-30
Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy 2013 ($20) You may know the Pio Cesare winery because they make some really
st. supery
2016-04-21
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
2016-04-19
Try some Spanish wines. They're great and still fairly valued. Tempranillo is the indigenous grape and "Gran Riserva" wines have…
2016-04-18
Looking for a great bottle $20 and under? Consider E.Guigal Cotes du Rhone
amanti vino
2016-03-15
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
2016-03-12
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!
2016-03-01
Going to Premiere Napa Valley this year for the first time was such an amazing experience for me: I spent three days
wine
2016-02-26
You know that bottle you’ve been holding for a special occasion? Well the time has come. This Saturday is Open
napa valley
2016-02-23
I had the great pleasure of going out to Napa for the Premier Napa Valley Barrel Auction. The event is