Tracy Byrnes

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I’ve been trolling the web and I keep coming across all these articles about pairing wine with candy. But I think everyone has it all wrong . The first thing you’re going to do is pick a wine – then...
Champagne actually has a "Day." This year, it was October 23. But really, everyday should be #ChampagneDay. It’s refreshing and fun and goes with just about anything you are eating. It just makes people happy and, yes, there are bottles you can afford...
Size matters. Bigger really is better. Especially when it comes to wine. Bigger wine bottles – or large format, as the insiders call them -- are just better for your wine. Subscribe to my free podcast. Get it on AudioBoom | ...


The Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience is essentially the Super Bowl for wine lovers. It’s a three-day wine extravaganza with 267 select wine makers from all over the world who come to pour their wines that were rated 90...
Merlot is making a comeback, says Tom Leonardini II, second generation owner of the family run Whitehall Lane Winery & Vineyards. And I got the full scoop on that theory during a recent visit to Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in...
There is something so intimate about being invited into someone’s home and having him cook for you. But when he starts pouring amazing wines that date back to 2002 you have to wonder if maybe you took care of his...


The jury's still out on whether Donald Trump can or should be president, but let’s face it, the guy knows real estate, and maybe, now wine. Back in 2011, he picked up one of the most coveted pieces of property in Virginia...
You’re having some business partners over for dinner this weekend and you decide to order some nice wine.  Great idea, but should you drink that wine immediately after it traveled in box on a truck? It depends. I mean have you...
The 2010 Brunellos are hitting the shelves of your favorite wine shop as you read this. And while times are tight and many people don’t agree with spending a little extra money on a bottle of wine, for those of...


People often wonder what special bottle they should buy and hold to commemorate a big event. Now I’m often the wrong girl to ask because I don’t save anything. You put a good bottle of wine in front of me, you...