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 […]Read More Chardonnay: Have It Your Way!!
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 […]Read More You Say Grenache I Say Garnacha!
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 […]Read More Dogliani.. It’s All About Dolcetto !
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 […]Read More The Name Game Of Tempranillo!
It boggles me everyday in this business. I am a Certified Sommelier and I don’t do heart surgery part time on the weekends and I don’t work at Home Depot either. I do however know how to recommend a bottle of wine for you based on your taste and budget. It’s all I know how […]Read More How Can You Say “NO” To That???
It’s spreading across America worse than EBola. Why do people with heart concerns or skin cancer concerns seek out Medical Specialists who are constantly keeping up with the latest advances in their fields but when a wine lover goes to a retail store or restaurant, they are annoyed by a sommelier’s guidance and some actually […]Read More Sommelieraphobia, An Irrational Fear Among Wine Lovers