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!
It’s almost time for the 3rd Thursday of November (This year November 15th) When the French will release the Beaujolais Nouveau and American Consumers will line up asking for it, with the very false belief that this is the wine you are supposed to drink with Thanksgiving Dinner. I love the area of Beaujolais. […]Read More Beaujolais..YES! Nouveau…NO!!
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
Most parents just look as Halloween as Trick Or Treat day for Young Children. Those children are going to bring home some goodies. If you pick the ones they probably won’t want out or their stash, we can make Halloween a HolloWine holiday for adults by proper pairings for those Treats. No tricks here. […]Read More Happy “Hallo-Wine”!
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!
When the average consumer thinks of Italian Wine they automatically think or ask for a Chianti. Many falsely believe Chianti is a type of wine when in fact it is a region in Tuscany. The MAIN grape used in most Tuscan Wines is Sangiovese. Once you know that, there are many more options in […]Read More Sangiovese: It’s More Than Just Chianti
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”!
I wait for this delicacy every year. My calendar here in South Florida is not marked off for Chanukah or Christmas or My Birthday….Just October 15th and again on May 15th. Today is the start of STONE CRAB CLAW SEASON. I already picked some up in the local store today. It’s a tradition to […]Read More ‘Tis The Season. It’s Oct. 15th!!!
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
Sommeliers don’t know anything about Dentistry or The Stock Market. We study wine. We learn the art of pairing wine with food and matching guest’s palates with the right recommendations within the right budget. This video urges consumers in any situation that can use the help of a “Professional Opinion” to use O.P.B. or […]Read More Use O.P.B During O.N.D. !