I am just like the average wine consumer. I look for value especially for everyday drinking. This video is about Iconic Vintages. Ones that come to mind are, 1996 , 2002, Champagnes. 2000, 2001 Barolo and Barbaresco. 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. 2005 Bordeaux and Burgundy. 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir. Right now we have an Iconic […]Read More Iconic Vintages? Time To Stock Up!
What is a Transition Wine?? It is that one wine or one grape varietal that changed your palate so much, that it transitioned you into a whole new world of wine. I get asked often, what made me Captain Washington. What was my transition wine that had me so enamored with the wines from Washington […]Read More A Black Tongue Made Me Captain Washington!
I have gone over this subject a few hundred times but my daily interaction with wine consumers told me I needed to drive home this point, one more time. There are so many categories that consumers get confused about all due to lenient labeling laws on Jug Bottles and Box Wine in America. Port […]Read More Chablis is NOT a Wine! It’s a Village!
Mary Poppins wasn’t talking about wines when she sang “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. Consumers get confused when it comes to a wine that is smooth and ripe and dry versus a wine that is well….downright sweet! Technically a wine is DRY Wine when all the natural grape sugar eats […]Read More A Spoonful of Sugar Doesn’t Help The Wine Go Down!!
So many non meat and fish only and vegetarians are depriving themselves of drinking Red Wines because they are falsely buying into the myth that Red Wine with Meats and White Wines with Fish or Salads etc. There are so many regions in the world for example, Sicily, Puglia in Southern Italy where Fish […]Read More Red Wine With Fish Or Veggies? Yes!!
It truly is the most ridiculous comment and train of thought I hear from Restaurant and Retail Shop Owners as well as from Red Wine Lovers… “I Hate Syrah” Others include: “Syrah doesn’t sell in this state” (Insert State of Choice). “I drink Cabs, Merlots, Bordeaux but don’t give me Syrah”. It was bad enough […]Read More If You LIKE Red Wine You Can’t HATE Syrah!!
Our Block Series wines are limited edition wines. When a famous winery has leftover juice on an exceptional year, they offer the wine to a retailer to make a private label wine. Normally, we don’t even know who the winery is that made the wine. In the case of Block 1029 Conner Lee Vineyard, Washington […]Read More Limited Cab Makes Limited Return To Sunrise, Florida!
Does that water you drink make you feel SMART? Is that frozen dinner really HEALTHY? Does that white wine make you RELAX over any other white wine? This is marketing catch phrases. Marketing companies are paid the big bucks to figure out in a competitive market how to get you to choose their product […]Read More Gluten Free, Vegan, Organic, Labeling?
Most retailers and restaurant wine lists carry either very little or literally none of the wines from Greece. Somewhere some consumer had a petrol tasting Retsina and they pegged the entire country of Greece as low quality wines. In fact, they are some of the greatest and food friendly wines in the world. We […]Read More It’s Greek To Me !!!
Washington State Syrah…NOPE! Washingon State Anything….NOPE! Greek Wines…NOPE! Roero Arneis.. NOPE! Pinotage , South Africa….NOPE! FINALLY…after years and years and years of marketing and focusing on any grape that starts with the word Pinot…as in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc… Oregon…YES!!!!! Even though I personally and others have been preaching the gospel for […]Read More It’s Willamette DAMN-IT!!