Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon had 2 Parents?? One was Sauvignon Blanc and The Father Was Cabernet FRANC (FRONC not FRANK). They fooled around a bit and we got the Offspring of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s 90% Used As A Blending Grape Yes,Cabernet Franc is used mostly as a blending grape in many wines. It […]Read More Bourgueil Is A Region in France Not A Skin Disorder !
SPOILER ALERT. BIG SECRET REVEALED!! I am elated that 1- This item is back in stock at all our ABC Fine Wine Locations in Florida and 2- I can share this SECRET with you for when you are like me and have CHAMPAGNE TASTES but a SPARKLING WINE BUDGET. Franciacorta is your answer. They Age […]Read More Franciacorta! The SECRET Of The Sparkling Wine World!
Paradox? You might not need any DOCS to live to be 100. The French Paradox has many authors and TV Shows like 60 Minutes doing articles and segments about. They eat high fat meats, cheeses, butters, cream and yet they are the picture of good health, low cholesterol, no clogged arteries and thank goodness for […]Read More The French Paradox: Eat High Fat, Be Healthy??
This is one simple piece of Wine Education that you can memorize and repeat 200 times per day. Once it sinks in you will be way ahead of even some of the most long term Wine Enthusiasts in your level of Knowledge. Many of my guests either say they don’t like Chardonnay but they are […]Read More Simple Fact: Burgundy Is not A WINE! It Is A Region In France!
I don’t know which CRAZE is more popular right now Rose or Prosecco. It took 25 years for Americans to finally believe what us in the Wine Industry have been telling them that Rose is not Sweet White Zinfandel but a Dry, Lighter form of Red Wine. Now that Prosecco is every other guest’s wish […]Read More Prosecco= Collalto! Game Over!!
Don’t write the nasty comments.. this is my OPINION and My ADVICE. There are many other Opinions and Viewpoints. I have been to Burgundy France, All of California Areas such as Russian River, Carneros, Central Coast, Santa Barbara. I have tasted almost every single Pinot: Blanc, Gris And Especially Noir from Alsace, New Zealand, […]Read More Larry’s Law: If It Starts With The Word “PINOT”.. ONLY Drink It From OREGON!
Too much of a good thing is never good. That’s what I think happened to the lack of American interest in Australian Wine. Just like Americans associate ALL GREEK WINE with RETSINA (tastes like gasoline) and refuse to drink this category of some of the finest wines in the world, they do the same thing […]Read More Don’t Let The Kangaroo Scare You Away From Aussie Wines!!
For 20 years now I keep advising Wine Consumers to forget about the Brand Name, forget about The Grape Variety as in Give me Cabernet Or Merlot Or Chardonnay, and select wines based on this criteria 1- Flavor Profile Preference (Light and Fruity, Medium and Soft, Or Big Bold and Robust) 2- Budget Range. Even […]Read More If You Buy Wine By Familiar Grapes.. Let’s Compromise
What is a Vino De Pago?? D.O. in Spain is like D.O.C.G in Italy or A.O.C in France. They are REGIONS that follow a list of guidelines and rules for making these wines. A PAGO is one specific Producer with Vineyards in Spain where only that specific Winery gets designated as a PAGO. Pretty much […]Read More We don’t need another Rioja, We Need More PAGOS!!
Going back to my days on the Radio and Training Servers in Restaurants I still use Writer’s Embellishment to get my POINT across. After watching this video at least you will get the message that there is Way Way too much Pinot Grigio from Italy on the American Market but NO there are not 29,000,000 […]Read More So Many Italian Whites Other Than Pinot Grigio