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Blog: November 2016

What Siobhan Turner is Looking Forward to in Our Presentations and Trainings

November 10, 2016

By: Siobhan Turner I was asked about what I was looking forward to most about the presentations and training in London and Hong Kong that… Read more

What Aaron Enjoys to Drink

By: Aaron Patrick While studying for the Somm exam, Chai Consulting’s Cellar Manager is often asked what his favorite wine is. His response? That’s like… Read more

Why Authentication is Relevant to the Institute of Masters of Wine

By: Siobhan Turner As the former Executive Director of the Institute of Masters of Wine, what was the relevance of wine authentication to the organization?… Read more

Burgundy Collectors – Drink, sell, or hold?

November 15, 2013

This is one of the most interesting times for Burgundy in the global auction market and a critical point with respect to certain vintages.  Those… Read more

Maureen Downey Featured on Inside Edition

November 14, 2012

Maureen Downey wine expert, featured on national news program. Check out the link below. Counterfeit Wine? http://www.insideedition.com/videos/880-counterfeit-wine


Get ready for Thanksgiving

November 15, 2011

I love Pinots for quaffing and light hors d’oeuvre noshing and I love the rich, full flavors of many Spanish wines for Thanksgiving dinner. With so… Read more


A dinner to celebrate 1961′s half century

November 3, 2011

by Al Buchanan & Maureen Downey Purple pagers Al Buchanan of Chicago (left) and Maureen Downey of San Francisco met at a wonderful 1961 dinner… Read more

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