The lure of wine festivals


If you’ve been to a wine festival, you need to grab a couple of friends and go again, says WAG’s resident Bacchus, Doug Paulding. If you haven’t been, make 2018 your year to explore one.

Little-known wines score big


Most of the relatively unknown or under-purchased wines over-deliver,” WAG’s resident Bacchus, Doug Paulding, discovered after lunch with Stefan Tscheppe, general manager of Austria’s Esterházy Wines.

Naked came the oyster


Forget the cocktail sauce. Whether the briny East Coast variety or its light, sweet West Coast cousin, today’s commercially farmed oyster needs nothing more than a good white wine, says Doug Paulding, WAG’s resident Dionysus.