Author: Brian McCann

Why Half Bottles Are Full Of Value

Happy Weekend, Half bottles are under-appreciated, and therefore, under-purchased. As a wine beginner, you now have the knowledge advantage. But before you start buying small-size everything, one ground rule: Avoid most white wines, like fresh, youthful ones and sparkling. Other than that, you’re ready to purchase. The benefits of half bottles include: Buying Wines Outside Your […]

4 Lessons From a Wine Criminal

Happy Weekend, There’s lots of wine names you should know. Jancis Robinson, Karen MacNeil, Steven Spurrier, and plenty more who I’ve talked about in past issues. But, Rudy Kurniawan may be unfamiliar to you. Rudy is the world’s greatest known wine criminal. It’s estimated that some 550 million USD worth of wine still exists in […]

Sour Grapes: An Oral History

This is an early sneak peek at a project I’ve been working on for years. The story for the best wine true crime documentary evolved from the two different directors meeting in the back of a courtroom. Jerry: I co-directed the film with Reuben Atlas and we came at it from slightly different angles. It […]