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!
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!
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 !!!
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 !!
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???
The luck of the Irish and the knowledge of a Certified Sommelier could be a good combination! Yes, I know that most people who are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day will be eating Corned Beef and Cabbage and drinking Stout Beer and Irish Whiskey and Irish Car Bombs etc but it is very possible for […]Read More Corned Beef And Cabbage And Wine!!
It’s March!! When the Evergrape State will be having festivities and Restaurants in the PNW will be featuring some deals all throughout the month on local wines from Washington as March is Taste Washington Wine Month. The problem that existed 20 years ago still exists today in Restaurants and Retailers and Wholesale Distribution…. […]Read More “Captain Washington’s” Favorite Month
I , like any other Sommelier or Restaurant Server get so excited when one of our customers says ” I am so happy you are here. I need your help” We love to be needed and for our expertise to be utilized, only to be disappointed that all the “Help” a customer really wanted […]Read More Somms…Can We Help You? If You Let Us!
There are so many Wive’s Tales I hear from consumers and too many to speak about in one 9 minute Vlog. The one I hate the most is the misconception or false belief that White Wine is for Chicken And Fish and Red Wine For Meats. First of all, drink what you like. I […]Read More Red Wine With Fish? Wine Not?
Happy Belated Chinese New Year. This year is “The Year Of The Pig”! Besides Chinese food, I think the basis of almost every Asian Cuisine is Pork. Whether Dim Sum, Pho, Thai, Japanese Ramen it all comes down to the Pig. Since there can be so many different preparations, from BBQ Pork Buns, […]Read More Wines For The Year Of The Pig!