Who Knew There Was A Union?? Saint Emilion, a medieval village listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is famous around the world thanks to its prestigious appellations and great wines. The town’s beautiful architecture embodies a long history in which men and women have always sought to preserve their unique identity. One […]Read More Bordeaux: Look for The Union Label!!
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!!
Chiles Natural Wine Sweet Spot! After lengthy research in several regions of Chile, François Lurton planted his vineyard on virgin terroir, with poor soil and a healthy, balanced climate. Today the estate has 28 hectares of vines and Lolol has been given “protected designation of origin” status. The choice of the Lolol Valley proved to […]Read More Lolol Wines are nothing To LOL At!!
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!
A.O.C. In The Southern Rhone When most wine consumers think of the Southern Rhone of France, they think of Cotes Du Rhone, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. How often do you think about Rasteau?? The Rasteau appellation covers mostly the commune of Rasteau, but also includes some vineyards in Cairanne and Sablet. 47 hectares […]Read More Hidden Affordable Gem In The Rhone!
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?
An Oregon Wine By An Oregon Guy John Grochau was first introduced to wine and the winemaking landscape in his early 20’s, while racing bicycles for a French team in the Loire Valley. For several years, he raced through some of France’s most revered winemaking regions including Champagne, Burgundy and the across the Loire Valley. […]Read More An Oregon Pinot From G.C. With No B.S.
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!
Barolo Is Not A Grape Many wine consumers think that Barolo and Barbaresco and even Gattinara are grapes or types of wine. Wrong! In the northwestern corner of Italy in Piedmont there is a Grape Varietal called “Nebbiolo” and it is used 100% in the Villages named Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. Above is an aerial […]Read More Barolo, Barbaresco On A Budget!