I must confess since rejoining ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in February of 2017 I had Seen This Wine In My Pinot Noir Section but I had no idea until recently that it was designed as a Direct to You Wine from Stewart Boedecker and his Winemaking better half Athena Pappas of Boedecker Cellars and […]Read More “Direct To You” Pinot From PDX To MCO!
20 years ago I swore I would never live to see the day that Americans would drink any wine that was PINK and FINALLY understand that it is not SWEET but Red Wines with LESS SKIN CONTACT. In 2017, I am thankful to whomever it was or whatever it was that has not only AMERICANS […]Read More Never Thought I Would See The Day…Americans Drinking ROSE Wine!!
That little blip of an Island to my 57 year old eyes looks a lot closer to the country of Italy and very close to the Italian Island of Sardinia and yet CORSICA is a French Island?? I just report the facts folks!! I have had some killer Pinot Grigios from Corsica but the native […]Read More Closer To Italy, Owned By France? Of CORSE of CORSE!!
I hear it everyday 20-50 times from guests. I Don’t LIKE MERLOT. Ask them what their favorite wine is and they say Petrus from Pomerol. FYI… 100% Merlot. Ever since the movie Sideways, the Pinot Noir Industry Spiked and Merlot Tanked. Washington State Merlot when tasted blind, is never guess by the customer as being […]Read More Merlot Gets A Bad Rap!!
A RED, A WHITE, And A BLUE…(FOIL…They Don’t Make Blue Wine..I tried). This is my way of celebrating July 4th. It is after all INDEPENDENCE DAY. We need to become less dependent on Sparklers or Sparkling Wine even from Champagne to be only used for New Year’s Eve or Birthday Celebrations. Whether you like, Dry, […]Read More 4th Of July “Sparklers”…Wine!!
Doctor OZ Says So!! If Dr. Oz says so then it must be True??? (I Think) This is a Direct Quote: “”People of Sardinia who drink this wine are 10 times more likely to live to 100!!!. They have their first glass of wine about ten in the morning. Drink another glass of Cannonau Red Wine […]Read More Book Author Says : When In Sardinia..Live To be 100!!
First, if you are going to become a True Wine Enthusiast, you should invest in a small Wine Fridge as featured in the Video. This is not for everyday drinking bottles but some special ones you want to save for awhile before opening. Rhone Valley wines from North To South like this Chateauneuf Du Pape […]Read More Hi Ho Silver..!!! Become A Rhone Ranger!!
When you say Portugal to someone and it relates to wine, 99% will only think of the famous Fortified Sweet Wine “PORT”. In Spain many people are familiar with Ribera Del Duero (Duero is the DOURO River) On the other side of the DUERO are some of the oldest vines and underrated wines in the […]Read More There’s More To Portugal Than Porto!!
I get asked this question at least 10-20 times per day. I am a reformed Decanter Sommelier. I gave it all up 5 years ago. I think you should too. I hope this puts the question to rest for people just getting into wine or even seasoned professionals. Grape-fully yours, LarryRead More To Decant or Not To Decant?? That is The Confusion!
First of all, everyone who knows me and reads this blog, knows I am nicknamed “Captain Washington”. I do favor the quality to price ratio and less sugary style of wines coming out of the Evergreen State. One of the 2 new additions to our Washington State Lineup at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in […]Read More “BOOYAH” For “RUAH” Red Blend!