The “Mercurey Is Rising In Burgundy

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, […]

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Chardonnay: Have It Your Way!!

It’s still will be one of the most popular white wines that the average consumer drinks. It’s either Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay. House Chardonnay, House Pinot Grigio.  In America, when it comes to wine laws, it is only required to put 75% quantity of the grape that is on the label in the wine. So […]

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You Say Grenache I Say Garnacha!

I am a couple of days late celebrating #GrenacheDay around the World. It’s always been one of my favorite Grape Varieties but I personally love the expression of this grape from very old vines in the High Altitude Areas of Northeastern Spain where they refer to the grape as Garnacha! Where Is This Region Calatayud […]

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Dogliani.. It’s All About Dolcetto !

In my Restaurant Somm Days just like this sign says I thought Dolcetto D’Alba from the Northwest Italian Region of Piedmont, was an “EVERYDAY WINE”. I found them very boring and one dimensional to be perfectly honest and very rarely drink one.  Then I Learned About “DOGLIANI” Everyone, even a Master Sommelier, learns something new […]

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The Name Game Of Tempranillo!

Most Wine consumers are getting the hang of it when it comes to different names for different grapes like Syrah being called Shiraz in Australia or Pinot Gris (Gree) is the same grape called Pinot Grigio in Italy.  Tempranillo has more names than the artist PRINCE had when he was alive!! Between the countries of […]

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