It’s getting closer everyday and some early shoppers already have been asking my advice about Wines as a Gift for The Holidays. I know many people shopping for the gifts have no clue about wine and they are either attracted to a pretty label or how the winery packages the wine or even just a […]Read More Wine Labels And Packaging Don’t Matter! It’s What’s Inside The Bottle That Counts!
I wish I could find a link to his article but I couldn’t. Matt Kramer from Wine Spectator wrote this article about 8 years ago called “Don’t Be An Idiot During The Holidays” It stuck with me! This video embellishes on what he meant. Don’t feel bad if you were an idiot as all of […]Read More Don’t Be An Idiot During The Holidays!
2019 going on 2020 there is so much wine out there and so many ways to find interesting and unique wines such as your local retailer, online shopping, wine clubs, tasting rooms, wine apps, that you could literally live to be 100 and never have to drink the same wine twice. It still amazes me, […]Read More So Many Unique Wines And So Many Ways To Find Them!
So many blog readers and wine consumers ask me if they should decant their red wines? 10 years ago I would have said, “YES”! Now with all the gizmos and gadgets on the market and crazy shaped decanters and as I travel the world tasting wines young and aged, my answer would be “Throw ALL […]Read More Wine Decanters? Aerators? ..Try Patience Instead!
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!!