A Lot Of History In The Douro Located in a prime spot in the Douro Demarcated Region in Northern Portugal, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than a century. Like all the other great Douro estates, Quinta do Crasto dates far back into ancient times. The […]Read More Unoaked Young Douro Provides Value!
It doesn’t happen every year but this year it did. Both Easter weekend starting with Good Friday falls on the same date as the first Seder night for Passover. As far as wine pairings, kosher wines for Passover are only utilized or required by the very Orthodox Jewish people. They may get together […]Read More Easter And Passover On Same Days!
Celebrity Wines Are Not All Bad Unlike many athletes or celebrities who lend their name to a wine brand, David Frost and his family have been in the wine business in South Africa for over 60 years. His father’s vineyard was the first place he hit balls and the pocket money he made from picking […]Read More Golfer’s Pinotage Is Par For The Course
Constantly about 99% of consumers looking for a white wine especially from Italy ask for a Pinot Grigio. Italians have so many wonderful diverse white wines and yet in Italy very few drink Pinot Grigio. For the most part, with few exceptions they are boring and not complex. Pinot Gris (Gree) is the original […]Read More Let’s A-Gris To Not Diss-A-Gris!
A Unique Area Of Burgundy, Mecurey In 2011, Benoît Eschard, an “Arts & Métiers” engineering graduate, decided to take over Domaine Jeannin-Naltet in Mercurey, from his uncle who was looking for a successor.Benoît’s motivation for taking it over was a more personal one. He was taking on, not just a family heritage, but a vineyard, […]Read More The “Mercurey Is Rising In Burgundy
The poor communication between Sommelier and Customer as to what style of wine they really want has been an age old dilemma. Many people want a Red or White Wine that isn’t big and tannic and is just soft, and silky and fruity. They Mistakenly ask for a wine that has a HINT of […]Read More Don’t Say The “S” Word !!!
All In The Families This is the home of Champagne Devaux. Founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux, Champagne Devaux was then managed by three inspiring women who led the family winery with remarkable energy and talent in equal measure. The first woman, Claude-Joseph Devaux (born Ducray), widowed at 39 years old, founded […]Read More D-Collection Champagne, D-elicious!
Myself included, am on a budget when I buy wine for everyday drinking. If there is one comment all my customers say on a regular basis is “I just need a wine for everyday drinking. Nothing special.” I get that. Do you know what? You are special. Life is special. We see on the […]Read More Always Be Celebrating…Life !!
Keep It In The Family The Drouhin Family’s winemaking roots run deep, having taken hold in Burgundy’s best vineyards more than a century ago. Through the years, there has been a very clear link, a continuum, that inhabits Maison Joseph Drouhin, and now Domaine Drouhin Oregon. On the left is the daughter of Robert Drouhin, […]Read More “French Soul, Oregon Soil”
Spring starts this week. For some reason that I have never understood, many people will say this means Rose Wine season starts now too. Why? Why does it start and stop? We drink cold Rose Champagne on New Years in Winter and all year long. We drink Chilled White Wines, Chilled Cocktails and Chilled […]Read More Spring Is Rose Season? Why???