Folks this is not bias. As you know my nickname is “Captain Washington” I have never been to the State. It is getting so difficult to review the wines coming from this area of the world because I have to be tougher on them than California. In Napa you expect overpriced and mostly a lot […]Read More Beso! Beso Mi Washington Wine
I hear day in and day out, I am a Cab person or I only drink White, I hate Red. I don’t like Rose as it is too sweet. I hate Merlot. There are so many expressions of all of the grapes that make wines I think you will thank me if you stop making […]Read More Don’t Judge A Wine By Its Label !
We have discussed this a little bit in many Vlogs. I still see it needed another mention. I watch people everyday buy multiple bottles of their supposedly favorite wine for the last 20 years and never once in my career has anyone been able to tell me what vintage or year of that wine […]Read More Your Favorite Wine? What Vintage?
It All Started With White Zinfandel Women yes Women, who weren’t really lovers of dry wines, fell in love with a pseudo grape called White Zinfandel. First of all it is as you know not White it is Pink or Rose color. Secondly, I am not even certain if there is any Zinfandel in it […]Read More Too Much Of A Good Thing…..
Imagine you are a Red Wine Drinker. How does this sound for taste descriptors? Dark berries, plums, smoke, leather, tar, meaty, spicy, oak, long finish. Sounds like the perfect wine for a “Cabernet Drinker”. I am describing the various expressions of the grape Syrah or as they call it in Australia, Shiraz. Yes, Captain Washington […]Read More “Syrah Is A Tough Sell”?? Nonsense!!!
It is the month of May and we have Mother’s Day then Memorial Day then Father’s Day and Bridal Showers, And Engagement Parties, And Tennis and Golf Clubs and Graduations and that means BRUNCH!. I get so many people from Spring thru Summer requesting Wines for a Brunch or Celebration Luncheon so I thought […]Read More Let’s Do BRUNCH!!
The Wine Pundits Are Raving! I have seen it with 2010 Brunellos, 2012 Oregon Pinots, 2007 Chianti Classicos and 2011 Porto and the Douro to name a few. I haven’t seen the big reviewers in a long time go crazy over Bordeaux in years. 2015 is that year. Robert Parker Jr. said “There will be […]Read More 2015 Bordeaux. Is The Hype True??
So many Realtors at closing or Bosses for a Retirement Party come to see me to purchase a GIFT to thank their customers or long term employees. I also get a lot of patients who want to show thanks to their doctors who healed them etc. In any case it is still a GIFT. I […]Read More Realtors, Bosses, How To Give The Gift Of Wine!
15 Years! I Was There From Day 1 Ok we know they are a cute couple. Yes, I have written about Stewart Boedecker and His winemaker Wife Athena Pappas , a lot ! What can I say? I have been there from day one and a big supporter. 15 years from the days when they […]Read More Some Say “Saignée” Is Fake Rosé! I Say Not!!
Us Sommeliers go thru quite an extensive training and blind tasting curriculum at any level, and it is all driven by our Passion for wine and to spread the gospel. Yes we know that you as the consumer are entitled to buy the same wine, the same brand and the same grape over and over […]Read More Tired Of Drinking The Same Wine???