over 30 Years of experience

Edward “Doc” Finstein is the world renowned “Wine Doctor”

Edward Finstein is a wine writer, award-winning author, TV & radio host, international wine judge, wine educator, lecturer, appraiser, consultant and tour guide.

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Wine Services

Dedicated wine knowledge and professional wine services

The Wine Doctor is dedicated to wine knowledge and offers a full range of professional wine services.

  • Wine List Consultation
  • Appraisals
  • Judging
  • Writing
  • Wine Commentaries
  • Guided Tours
  • Lectures
  • Staff Training


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Wine Tastings

Custom Tailored For You

The Wine Doctor creates & conducts tasting events suited to all your particular needs. Increase your wine knowledge, sharpen your tasting skills, learn how to evaluate wine quality and match wine to food.

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Softening Tannin in Red Wine

Many red wines get better with age. One of the main reasons why is aging allows the tannin (dry, puckery sensation on the gums) to soften. However, there’s a very important issue... continue reading


Wine’s Sweetness

The sweetness of a wine is determined by its residual sugar at the time of bottling and is usually experience on the tip of the tongue. The sugar code in wine shops... continue reading