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.

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...

Great Wines for Your Next BBQ

Its BBQ season. Which is just awesome. Because everything tastes better on the grill. And while you're busy running around trying to decide on the menu,...

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 don't care....

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 great Barolos.And while the Barolo...

$20 and Under: St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc

St. Supéry Estate Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2015 ($18)It’s one of my favorite Sauvignon Blancs.  Like ever.Pour a glass and you’ll see this...

Start Exploring Spanish Wines

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

$20 or Under: E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge

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

$20 or Less: Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragone Rosso di Montalcino

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

Three New Grapes, Courtesy of Amanti Vino

While we all love the convenience of ordering wine online, there is still something so fabulous about walking into a great wine shop,...

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,...


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