Maybe the bottom of people’s minds in America right now is Wineries, Tasting Rooms, Restaurants, Food Servers, Bartenders. If you are a wine lover and foodie like me I am sure you have your personal favorites like mine is Washington State and Oregon Pinots, and I personally worked in Restaurants and Bars as a Food […]Read More Wine Lovers, Foodies, How You Can Help!
This recent Pandemic should teach all wine lovers a life lesson. YOLO, The days of past are limited to very few Wine Enthusiasts of buying wines and laying them down in their cellar for 5 or more years to age. I don’t advocate not having a handful of wines you are saving for that special […]Read More Buy Wines To Drink Today Not In 5 Years !
We speak about branching out and drinking wines outside of your comfort zone. Many consumers tell me “I do I do! I drink wines from all over the world” When I ask them what wines they drink from all of these different countries, they still roll off the laundry list of the same 4-5 grape […]Read More Drink Wines The Country Is Known For!
So many consumers are afraid of French Wine because the labels don’t tell you the names of the grape varietals on the label in most regions but instead they are labeled by the region and the village in that region. Yet with all that fear, the average consumer when asking for Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, […]Read More Don’t Be Afraid Of French Wines! You Already Know The Grapes!
I think we have learned over and over that most wines in America that are labeled Cabernet or Merlot Or Zinfandel Or Syrah are NOT 100% of that varietal and are only required by law to have 75% and are blended. Then if that is a fact, what is in the wine sections labeled RED […]Read More If Cabs And Merlots Are Blended , Then What Is A Red Blend?
How would you know if Cheddar Style cheese from Wisconsin compares to the Real Cheddar unless you have tried Cheddar from England or Ireland first? The same rule applies to wine. Before you try Pinot Grigio from Italy, try Pinot Gris from Alsace first. Why drink American Chardonnay usually blended and loaded with vanilla, butter, […]Read More Try Grape Varietals From Their Original Home First!
I am far from alone on this prediction and I can’t blame it on wineries but only on the natural addiction to sweet stuff that the American palate has. I love dessert, ice cream, chocolate, honey, maple syrup, candy bars. I love dessert wines too. Many experts have the same prediction as me,that the growing […]Read More Prediction: Wine Will Only Be Drank For Dessert Soon!
Whether it is a second professional opinion for medical reasons or a mechanic’s opinion on whether or not to buy a used car or in getting assistance to expand your palates in the wine world, expert opinions are only helpful to the person seeking them if they are willing to let that professional help them. […]Read More Can Experts Help You? ONLY If you Let Them!!
I realize even for myself, change is difficult. We all get stuck in ruts. I interact with so many consumers on a daily basis shopping at the retail store I work at, that has a large wine selection, who in 15 years never knew we had 10 other Aisles with wines from all over the […]Read More Are You Stuck In Aisle #1??
Yes, I understand clearly that everyone has a different palate when it comes to wine or food. Yes, I understand that everyone in today’s world has a smartphone with various apps. Yes, I understand that the most important review of a wine is YOURS!. I also understand that a doctor has a better shot at […]Read More Who Are These People On Wine Apps?