Wanna Take A Guess??? Those beautiful vineyards are not in Europe or California or South America. This is one of the Wagner Vineyards in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Wagner Vineyards, Family Tradition! Wagner Vineyards was founded in Lodi, New York by Bill Wagner, a lifelong resident of the area and grape […]Read More “If You Can Make Wine There, You Can….”
The Southern Rhone Valley Along the Rhone River you have the dominant Syrah based wines or 100% Syrahs of Cornas, Crozes Hermitage, Hermitage , Cote Rotie. As you can see on the map, the Southern Rhone , which is mostly Grenache Dominant Wines you have Cotes Du Rhone, Vacqueyras, the famous Chateauneuf du Pape and […]Read More “G” In Gigondas Equals Grenache
La Spinona La Spinona is a company that represents its founder Pietro Berutti, a man of great experience who believed in Barbaresco since the 1940s. Pietro’s son Gualtiero, an experienced veterinary surgeon, brought his expertise not only to the breeding of Piemontese cattle, but also to the cultivation of the vineyards and selection of […]Read More La Spinona, A Man’s Best Friend
Tough To Do Reviews On Friends See!!! I am a sucker for Dimples!! Those of you who have been regular blog readers from over 10 years ago, you know that I have talked about this lady above Annette Bergevin AKA :Dimples, AKA : Wine Gal. In 2002 the shared dreams of 2 best friends of […]Read More The Devil…She’s Back In My Life!
Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo is the main grape used in Spain. I have mentioned between different regions in Spain and the Country of Portugal the grape has over 200 Synonyms. The wine for today comes from the famous Ribera del Duero (The Duero River) which you can see on the map is south of Rioja […]Read More Tempranillo For The 21st Century
There is More To Spain Than Rioja Just south of Madrid, in the Central part of Spain we find great value wines from La Mancha and also Valdepenas. Most consumers when asking for Spanish Wine it’s Rioja, Ribera del Duero or Toro and those wines are not for every consumer’s palate. There’s lots of well […]Read More Cali Wine Fans….F.Y.I ..This is Spain!
One Rare Italian Grape Ruché (pronounced in English (Roo-kay) is a red Grape variety from the Piedmont region. It is largely used in making Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato, a small production red varietal wine which was granted D.O.C status by presidential decree on October 22, 1987, and was granted the more prestigious Denominazione di Origine […]Read More This Ruché (Roo-Kay) For Rookies
The 6Th Thoughtless Gift! I have said it over and over and will start saying it over and over again as we get into the Gift Buying Season. The reasoning that consumers buy Wines And Spirits that are commercially available in every single Restaurant and Retailer and the Reason the person you are buying for […]Read More I Practice What I Preach!
I Miss Being A Wine Buyer! Every so often since I am not the head honcho of Wine Buying, I get to feel like a Restaurant Sommelier again when aWine Supplier surprises me with a visit to taste me on some wines. Even better when it is an Italian Wine Broker who supplies ABC with […]Read More This Ripasso Rings A “Bell”!
2015 Vintage Is All About Saint Emilion Grand Cru As I continue to taste and review 2015 Bordeauxs as they trickle in, I am certain that will be a benchmark vintage for all of Bordeaux but I believe that the Right Bank Merlot based wines especially from St. Emilion will be the shining star of […]Read More St. Emilion Is The Shining Star of 2015