Wine Wednesday: Pol Roger Extra Cuvee Reserve

Celebrating life with Champagne. I love Champagne and I love this particular one quite a lot. Pol Roger is one of the last few champagne houses that are still entirely family owned. In fact, my very first wine tasting in New York years ago was a Wildman portfolio tasting, Pol Roger's importer, and a member... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Wine Education In The Age of Trump

This week I can't help but wondering how wine education will change under the new President-elect. Will we no longer study climate change and it's impact on wine grapes. Will we ignore all the evidence that points to climate change being largely a result of human activity. Will we also no longer study how to... Continue Reading →

Women in Wine: May Matta Aliah- Armagnac Ambassador, French Wine Expert, Graphic Designer

Sadly I missed a big Lebanon wine tasting today in New York City. It reminded me of my dear friend May who hails from Lebanon. I thought I would repost this blog about her.


As I mentioned in my previous post, I have begun to interview women who work in the wine business in the United States as well. One of the people who was nice enough to have a chat with me about her work in wine was May Matta Aliah, owner of Red Dot Solutions. I met May some years ago when she taught a class on Sherry at the International Wine Center (IWC) as part of the WSET Diploma program. I later discovered that May was not only a wine educator but also a fabulous graphic designer. This is a very long post without photos but I haven’t yet been either to Armagnac or Lebanon and have no nice photos to share. Must remedy that.

In fact, May has been my graphic designer for the past few years and I am very happy with the results at Vigneto Communications and another…

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