I Miss Being A Wine Buyer! Every so often since I am not the head honcho of Wine Buying, I get to feel like a Restaurant Sommelier again when aWine Supplier surprises me with a visit to taste me on some wines. Even better when it is an Italian Wine Broker who supplies ABC with […]Read More This Ripasso Rings A “Bell”!
I wait for this delicacy every year. My calendar here in South Florida is not marked off for Chanukah or Christmas or My Birthday….Just October 15th and again on May 15th. Today is the start of STONE CRAB CLAW SEASON. I already picked some up in the local store today. It’s a tradition to […]Read More ‘Tis The Season. It’s Oct. 15th!!!
2015 Vintage Is All About Saint Emilion Grand Cru As I continue to taste and review 2015 Bordeauxs as they trickle in, I am certain that will be a benchmark vintage for all of Bordeaux but I believe that the Right Bank Merlot based wines especially from St. Emilion will be the shining star of […]Read More St. Emilion Is The Shining Star of 2015
Sommeliers don’t know anything about Dentistry or The Stock Market. We study wine. We learn the art of pairing wine with food and matching guest’s palates with the right recommendations within the right budget. This video urges consumers in any situation that can use the help of a “Professional Opinion” to use O.P.B. or […]Read More Use O.P.B During O.N.D. !
I Cringe When Wineries Sell So far especially in the last few years, just when I thought there were no wineries that held on to the passion they had for the land they once farmed and the brand they built, when some giant mass producer waived a big 1/2 million dollar check or more in […]Read More Not All Wineries Sell To Big Factories!
Whether in Restaurants or Retail shops consumers of Wine look so disappointed when you tell them that their wine they have been buying for the last month is out of stock. Restaurant Servers I have trained how to offer wine may have had a list of 900 wines but only learned 2-3 in each […]Read More Great News! Wine’s Out Of Stock!!
One Winery From My French Trip Our last stop on my whirlwind tour of France with Exporter Emilee Terrier and French Libation was in Bordeaux at Chateau Carignan. Another DUMP we had to stay at on our journey haha! We are talking a 14th Century Chateau here folks on the Right Bank Of Bordeaux. Château […]Read More PRIMA Wine Only Made In PRIMA Years
I try to educate as simplified as I can. I try to be the tutor of wine for the readers of my blog or my in store guests. Sometimes, after repeating the same information over and over and over, it doesn’t sink in. Patience is a virtue when I TEACH believe it or not […]Read More Wine Customers Need “Tough Love”!
Yes La Gerla Again! In case you haven’t read my 500 other reviews about a La Gerla Wine… Here we go again. Fattoria La Gerla, named for the large, old-fashioned, conical baskets that grape-harvesters used to carry on their backs, was founded in 1976 by the late Sergio Rossi. They only grow Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) […]Read More One Day You’ll Grow Up To Be Brunello
It’s been years since the Sideways movie came out and yet the effects on wine lover’s buying habits still has consumers everyday telling me they HATE MERLOT. I have posted stuff like this before but after my trip to Bordeaux and drinking 100% Merlots that are such a totally inverse expression of the Grape […]Read More Still Not Drinking Any Freaking Merlot?