Tyler Colman doesn’t call himself Dr. Vino just because it’s a catchy nickname—he did in fact earn his doctorate with a dissertation about the politics of the wine industry in France and the United States. He has published two books and regularly teaches classes about wine at New York University and the University of Chicago. Since 2002, his blog has served as both a fount of fascinating wine information and a hub for spirited wine conversation, and has even been nominated for a prestigious James Beard award.
For local wine explorers, the good doctor has taken the time to create a comprehensive map that doesn’t just spotlight wine shops in your neighborhood, it also allows you to see which shops he recommends, and which ones have just recently opened up. Go ahead and bookmark this invaluable resource now—you never know when you might find yourself nearby one of Dr. Vino’s favorite wine shops, and you’ll definitely want to experience for yourself what sort of establishment has earned his coveted recommendation.
In the meantime, keep checking back at his blog to see what new and off-beat wine stories have been posted, and join in the conversation yourself, if you wish. As you can see from this post about the riddle of pairing wine with pulled pork sandwiches, the comments can get pretty exciting!