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.

Is it Worth the Money to Buy Wine at Premiere Auction Napa Valley? One of its Biggest Buyers Says Absolutely!

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

Open That Bottle — Saturday Night!

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

My Wrap-Up of Premiere Napa Valley

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

Happy National Pizza Day! Now Pick a Good Wine!

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

Drink More Italian Wines

From Barolos, Barbarescos and those banging 2010 Brunellos to the Super-Tuscans and even Merlots and Syrahs, Italy is putting out some amazing wines...

You Better Be Serving Wine At Your Super Bowl Party

Thankfully, more and more people are drinking wine at their Super Bowl parties. So if you’re hosting, you better make sure you’re...

This Saturday is Pisco Sour Day!

The first Saturday in February is World Pisco Sour Day.The cocktail is made from Pisco, a non-aged brandy, and while you may not...

Hey World! America is the Land of Great Wines AND Great Values

The United States currently is the world’s dominant wine producer and the American wine drinker is its dominant consumer.

Can You Pair Girl Scout Cookies & Wine? Heck Ya!

It’s that time of year again. Girl Scouts everywhere are beginning to sell their famous cookies. And while you certainly should...

Try a South African Wine. You Won’t Be Disappointed.

Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist said, “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many...


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