Marshall Tilden III, CSW

Welcome! I’m a Wine Enthusiast, a CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) and a Diploma Candidate with the WSET. I’m also a proud father of two, a guitarist and golfer when time allows and fan of all things wine and Westchester (except for the occasional attitude) enjoying the journey through the wine world.  I started this blog as a way to help pass on some of the things I’ve learned from all my wine experiences,  but I also love to learn from others as well. But my real goal is to show that wine can be enjoyed, discussed and shared by all without the snobbery and attitude that so many feel goes along with it. So let’s kick back, drink some juice and maybe learn a few things in doing so.

Way too many wines

6 thoughts on “Marshall Tilden III, CSW

  1. Hi Marshall,

    I worked with your remarkably fine mom, Josette, at Yonkers Montessori. I met you once or twice around the school. The other day my wife and I were at a good local restaurant in western Maine and shared a bottle of wine suggested by the restaurant owner…it was hard to pick out one since we were having steak, mussels and salmon. She suggested a Line 39 Petite Syrah. We were all reallly pleased with her choice. I was astonished to find in a google search that this wine could be bought for as little as $8.99. We drink a variety of wines and are in the “well, tastes good to me! ” level of sophistication which is why I so appreciate your columns and suggestions. We have had no real training in how to appreciate wines. The other couple live in DC and he is a lawyer who frequents fine restaurants. We all loved the wine. D you know it or the company? Were we fooled somehow due to the generally happy, relaxed feelings we all 4 experience when at our homes in Maine? Just thought I’d pass this on and if you try the wine and like it, let me know and accept the recommendation as a thank you for all your fine suggestions. If you don’t like it, well, don’t tell your mom!!



  2. Hi Jon, thanks for reading and of course I remember meeting you! I am familiar with Line 39, although more their Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon than their Petit Sirah. However I enjoyed their Cabernet very much, especially for an under $10 wine. I don’t think you were fooled at all, I think you experienced that you don’t have to spend a lot in order to drink some solid wine. Is it one of the best wines out there? Of course not. But as you alluded to in your comment, in the right environment and when paired with the right dish the level of enjoyment of wine can increase dramatically. Hope that makes sense and thanks again for the comment!

  3. Hi,
    Happy New Year! I am looking to host a wine and chocolate tasting. Would you know of a resource, maybe yourself for such an event. It would be a Fundraiser for about 50 women. Thanks!


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