History Of Carmenere Carménère (“car-men-nair”) is a medium-bodied red wine that originated in Bordeaux, France and now grows almost only in Chile. The wine is treasured for its supple red-and-black berry flavors (in a similar style to Merlot) For years, all these French Wine experts were totally confused and they thought Chile was growing fantastic […]Read More Carmenere Was Mistaken For Merlot??
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What Are Block Wines? Like the first sign says we deal with famous “California” vineyards that have leftover juice from a specific vintage and grapes and they produce a limited amount of wine just for ABC Fine Wine and Spirits. The Block numbers are some sort of significance to the Bailes Family that owns ABC. […]Read More New WINES on The BLOCK From Washington!!
Please Note: At the time of this Video being shot, ABC had some sporadic issues with Burlesque Spumante Rose. The issue was not with the quality of the wine but the seals on some of the corks let some of the Carbon Dioxide out so it was slightly less Bubbly. The wine was sent back […]Read More Happy “ValenWine’s Day!
D.O.C.’s of Piedmont Are Great Wines Too. When us wine people think of Piedmont we think of the famous areas that produce wines from D.O.C.G areas like the Nebbiolos of Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara and The Barberas of Asti and Alba and the Cortese of Gavi and the Moscato of Asti. There are some pretty darn […]Read More There is More To Piedmont Than D.O.C.G.!!
Clarification. During the video you will hear me say Menage A Trois is a California Malbec but the label says Mendoza Argentina in the VLOG.. It is a product of Argentina since the grapes are shipped from there to the Winery In California that Produces the Wine and Bottles it… So technically it is a […]Read More What’s Your Style of Wine. Nothing Else Matters!
My BFF is Back.. What A Reunion! Most of you who have been following my career know that I was originally with ABC Fine Wine & Spirits but left to take on the world of being a 4 location Corporate Sommelier. During my time at ABC I was fortunate to meet many new people and […]Read More Reunited And It Feels So Good!
If you are a light crisp white wine drinker or a muscular, powerful red drinker, start migrating away from American Wines and check out the value in Portugal. There’s a whole lot to discover besides the Fortified Port Wines and Madeira! Grape-fully yours, LarryRead More There’s More Than Porto To Portugal
So Much Buzz About Chilean Pinot Noir Yes the movie Sideways you would think would be out of our minds but the effect it had on the Pinot Noir Industry is still rising the popularity of the grape. I have already posted over and over in agreement with great reviewers like Josh Reynolds that no […]Read More Chilly Outside? How ‘Bout Chile Inside?
$48.99 might sound steep for many for a Meritage but this Petit Du Castel is in my opinion better than any Bordeaux Blend from other areas of the world that are double the price. Seek this wine out for a special occasion. L’Chiam Grape-fully yours, LarryRead More Prediction: Israel Will Be The New Napa !!