Thank You Young Grasshopper I am not one of those stuck up Somms who think that a customer buying $10 wines can’t possibly make recommendations to ME!! After all , Bryce started out drinking Sugar with his partner Lois and he occasionally returns wines that he thinks are corked or faulty and are perfect. Why […]Read More Wine Recommendations From Customers
Both the consumer and the Sommelier in a Restaurant or Wine Retail Shop both want the same outcome. They want a great wine that meets their palate at the price they can afford. Sommelier’s are not used car salespeople. We have so much passion to make people happy and to spread the gospel to […]Read More Trust Your Sommelier
Have You Seen This Face? Let’s just start with Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe properties. 1- Chateau Pape-Clement Graves 2- Chateau Fombauge, St. Emilion, 3- Chateau La Tour Carnet, Haut- Medoc and 4-Clos Haut= Peyraguay in Sauternes. That is just the very tip of the Iceberg. You will see this face on the back of bottles […]Read More At 83 Bernard Magrez Still Going Strong!
Sure the Golden Rule is drink and eat whatever YOU personally like. I wanted to just review some Classic Wine Food Pairings that you can’t miss with. Yes, you can drink whatever wine you want with whatever food you want. With that said, there are some Wine and Food matches that just are “Classic” together. […]Read More Wine And Food Pairings… Classics
Meet Bill and LaRue Stoller BILL STOLLER spent the first few weeks of his life on this property and was raised on the family farm outside of Dayton, Oregon. He received a degree in business and economics from Pacific University, as well as an MBA from Portland State University. True to his Oregon upbringing, Bill sees […]Read More Rain Saved 2015 Oregon Pinots
4th of July I always like to do a VLOG about wines that pair well with what most people do to celebrate , grilling and chilling. As a former Mixologist I thought since we have wines that are Reds, Whites we needed something Blue. I gave an added bonus of some Blue colored refreshing cocktails […]Read More July 4th: Reds, Whites, And “BLU”
Who Or What Is A Minervois? I always am curious as to why some wines just fly off the shelves and always out of stock while a good handful in various sections just sit there and sit there and never have I seen a guest even look at the bottles, let alone buy them. I […]Read More Lonely Mixed Breed Wine.. Needs Home!
Just like the frustration I have with Restaurants and a mediocre at best, selection of wines By The Glass, I have the same emotions about a wine shop that has a mediocre selection of Chilled Wines for “Grab And Go”. Usually it is the norm to put all the national recognizable stuff ONLY in […]Read More Chilled Wines For “Grab And Go”
A Wine Importer That Doesn’t Sell Hats In A Shoe Store Coming off a Father’s Day weekend and writing this Wine Review and my deceased father Marty repeated his Mantra over and over “Don’t Buy a Hat in A Shoe Store”, I very rarely write about a Wine Importer. My father meant a business should […]Read More Keep Reaching for the “STARZ”!
Somms like me, whether in retail or restaurants have a tough order to fill in order to recommend the perfect wine for consumers, when their only criteria many give use is to recommend a “Good Wine”. What constitutes a “Good Wine”> I look at wine from 2 perspectives. One is from a technical aspect […]Read More What Is A “Good Wine” ???