Tracy Byrnes

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You can no longer eschew a screwtop. Granted, there was a time when it was associated with the supermarket jug wine.  But no more.  Aside from easy open and close, the caliber of the wines has been amped up. Not to...
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, don't let picking a wine stress you out.  Basically anything goes. From Rosé to a Cabernet...
Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day...again. Truth is -- we can't figure out when the exact holiday is and quite frankly, we don't care.  We'll take any reason to drink more sauvignon blanc. Especially because there is often so much citrus in a...
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 has been known as “king of the wines, wine of the kings,” the Barbera, on the...
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 fabulous pale yellow with a hint of green. Taste it and instantly can you’ll get grapefruit,...
Gary Fisch, of Gary's Wine & Marketplace, and I made some New Year's Resolutions and one of his was to drink more Spanish wines.  So when I stopped by recently he had three waiting for me.  I know.  Tough day...
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 expensive Bordeauxs, you still can find some great values there. So consider a Côtes du Rhône...
I love finding great wines for $20 or less – total homerun!  And yes -- there are tons of them out there! So each week we're going to offer up one  Here's this week's bottle. Made 100 percent from the...
While we all love the convenience of ordering wine online, there is still something so fabulous about walking into a great wine shop, being greeted with a smile from its knowledgeable staff and then getting introduced to wines you've never tasted...
Everyone knows I love discovering new wines...and new grapes ...and new stories. So I went back to Zachys wine shop in Scarsdale, NY, to do just that.  I met up with Andrew McMurray, VP at Zachys, to do a post-game wrap up of the Great...