The last in a three-part series on the fundamentals of wine appreciation.
I have solicited advice from many wine merchants over the years. Thanks to their guidance, I’ve found marvelous bottles I might otherwise have overlooked—and avoided some truly bad stuff. For the final lesson in my introduction to wine, I thought my student, Julian Pecht, needed to connect with a wine merchant that he could depend upon, too.
Because Julian is a resident of New Jersey, I chose a merchant there whose opinion I’ve often sought: Donna Garvey, wine team lead at Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Wayne.