Tracy Byrnes

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For those of you celebrating Easter, your most important wine pairing of the day will be deciding what to drink with that generic milk chocolate bunny and those Brachs jelly beans. And since that will be appetizers for me, I’m...
I’m not a basketball fan. I have no interest in going to a game, playing with my kids in the driveway or wearing high-top sneakers. Yet I LOVE March Madness. But again, not because of the sport. March Madness, the annual NCAA...

Saving the Earth is not an option. And winemakers know that.  You can't make a great bottle of wine without Mother Nature on your side.  Working against Her is a fool's game. Still some people need to see that confirmation on a...
I had such a great conversation with Austin Peterson, winemaker at Ovid Vineyards. He's super young, super intelligent and is making super fantastic wines. Peterson is the son of a winemaker and has worked with Andy Erickson, one of the greatest...

Wine tastings are so fun and can be super easy to pull together. Oh sure, you can hold a formal tasting.  Line glasses up on a preprinted placemat, atop a white table cloth so you can see the color of...
First Up is See This is a long, but good one about wine tasting. Feel free to print it and continue reading it later. Or, just bookmark this page for future reference. Don't be afraid to share it either! So you’re...

Ever wonder how private label wine is made? We went to Gary’s wine Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Wayne, NJ, to find out.  Founder and CEO Gary Fisch and his team, Lisa Justice, who runs the private label portfolio and Jon...
So I recorded a podcast in honor of Bastille Day.  And then the unthinkable happened -- terrorists attacked the city of Nice, killed 85 people and injured 100. There was no way I was posting anything upbeat about France that...
Enjoying a glass of wine on the beach is pretty darn close to Nirvana for me. And while you can bring anything you want, I love crisp, white wines in the summer.  And so I went back to one of...
What’s so great about Prosecco is that you can start drinking it at breakfast. God bless Giuseppe Cipriani of Harry’s Bar in Venice for creating the Bellini (one part white (not yellow) peach puree or nectar and three parts Prosecco) And...