Friday, April 09, 2010


Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are the Two World Wine Guys. They are actually quite accomplished. They came up to do a tasting at Hudson-Chatham Winery and Harvest Spirts, and then in between we travled around beautiful Columbia County for a while.

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen write about travel, food, wine, trends and culture. Their articles and photographs have appeared in Wine Spectator, (2.4 million readers) Wine Enthusiast, Sherman's Travel, The European, and International Living's IL Postcards. Their work frequently appears in SolTalk, the English-language magazine of the Costa del Sol. Well known in southern Spain, Mike and Jeff have made several appearances on The Mary Harboe Show and The Hannah Murray Show on REM-FM, the largest English-language radio network in continental Europe. They were featured speakers at International Living's Live and Prosper In Europe seminar in Barcelona and they have spoken at Kevin Zraly's Windows On The World Wine Course. Jeff and Mike can be seen in their podcast-style travel and cooking show, Bring it Back Home, on

Mike and Jeff both hold certifications from the International Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London. Mike is a member of the International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance. He studied journalism at New York University, and holds a degree in marketing from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Jeff has over twenty years of experience in food, wine and hospitality. Mike and Jeff home-test recipes for cookbooks, including those published by Williams-Sonoma.

They have visited many of the world’s wine regions, including Spain’s La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Penedes, Castilla y Leon, La Mancha, Rueda, Jerez, D.O. Malaga, Toro, and Cigales. In France, they have toured Burgundy, Provence, Bordeaux, Sud-Ouest, Alsace, Loire Valley, and Champagne. Among the regions visited in Italy are Tuscany, Chianti, and Friuli. Their travels have also brought them to Tokaj and Eger in Hungary, as well as wine-growing areas in Argentina, Australia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Turkey, Greece, and Morocco. Closer to home, they have been to Long Island’s North Fork, and Napa and Sonoma in California.
We stopped in at Old Chatham Sheep Herding Company.

A visit to Harvest Spirits.

And ended at the Old Chatham General Store. A great time was had by all.


Post a Comment

<< Home