Should I pay corkage if I bring wine to a restaurant?

Posted by Jay Lee & Peter Koff MW on 6th Feb 2019

We bring wine to a restaurant for various reasons. We have a special bottle for a special occasion; we may not like the restaurant’s wine list or perhaps their markups are too high. Some restaurants … read more

Wine Bouquet?

Posted by Jay Lee & Peter Koff MW on 1st Feb 2019

To most, a bouquet is an arrangement of things: mainly of flowers or herbs. It’s often an arrangement of cut flowers or dry herbs used for cooking; bouquet garnis. However, the word bouquet, which i … read more

​Finding the Soul of Wine

Posted by Peter Koff MW on 10th Jan 2019 has the motto, enshrined in our mission and passion; “FINDING THE SOUL OF WINE!” Lest you think this is a piece of kitsch snatched out of the air as a catchy marketing phrase, let me … read more

I feel sweetness in a dry wine. What’s going on?

Posted by Jay Lee & Peter Koff MW on 4th Jan 2019

Sometimes we ask for salespeople’s recommendations when we buy wine at a store. You may ask them to recommend a bottle of dry wine and open it at home only to find it’s not as quite dry as you expe … read more

​Creating a Modern Wine List

Posted by Peter Koff MW on 26th Dec 2018

Today, we are spoiled for wining and dining choices. There is still a place for expensive restaurants with intricate, usually French inspired menus, and the accompanying wine lists. You know those … read more