It’s Not From Australia Only I am at my breaking point of close minded people who label certain grapes or countries as wines they will never try. Yes, the Syrah grape is known as Shiraz in Australia and yes they tend to be very jammy and spicy and high alcohol. California Syrah also tends to […]Read More You Don’t Like Syrah? Swipe Left!
This evening Sept 9th 2018 at sundown begins the High Holy Day of Rosh Hashonnah or the Jewish New Year. I thought this would be a great time for ALL wine lovers to understand what certain Terminology on Wine Labels of Kosher Wine meant. I also want people to get out of the frame […]Read More “The Chateau Lafite Of Israel”
No More Cute Couples Pics I have written so many posts and reviews of the Cute Winemaker Husband And Wife Lovebirds Stewart Boedecker And Athena Pappas of Boedecker Cellars even I am getting tired of them hahaha. Even they like different styles of Pinot Noirs where Stewart likes them more subtle and lighter and Athena […]Read More His And Her Oregon Pinots…I Like Hers!
I hear this day in and day out from consumers. They hate all wines from 7-9 countries and they only believe one country is their palate and they have convinced themselves that is their personal taste and not that they are being closed minded. Literally, these people had one wine 10 years ago from one […]Read More People Hate An Entire Country’s Wines?
1200 Washington Wineries Where Are The Other 1190? As Captain Washington and not being in charge of my own Wine List anymore as in the Restaurant Sommelier Days, I have been touting the quality to price ratio that you can’t find anywhere in the world like Washington State. I am limited to offering what wines […]Read More This Cab Finally Validates Washington!
I am not saying that all mass produced or bulk wines, whichever terminology you prefer, are poor quality. This video was inspired by a really in depth article featured in Bon Apetit written by a Master Sommelier speaking about how a lot of wineries want to ride the wave of a popular wine trend […]Read More “Mass” Produced Wines…Buyer Beware
What Are Block Wines? Just to reiterate what the Block Wines are sourced and certified by ABC Fine Wine and Spirits and exclusively sold in Florida by ABC. They are sourced from famous, quality wineries who have an exceptional vintage and leftover quality juice from that specific vintage. They make a ONE TIME only batch […]Read More Another Washington Wine On The Block!
Good to be back from France and I hope you enjoyed my video montage of my journey. It was a Wine of A Kind Experience. For the younger ones, school started in most areas this week. For my blog followers, Wine School starts today. I hate to punish you on the first week of Wine […]Read More Wine School Started! Here’s Homework!
Brettanomyces Good Or Bad? Before we start to review this week’s wine, lets talk about the age long debate among the wine industry peeps about Brett (Short for Brettanomyces) If you polled 400 Sommeliers or Wine Reviewers 200 would say they love Brett and 200 would say it is a fault. I am somewhere in […]Read More One Man’s Brett Is Another Man’s Terroir
The Pope Of Italian Wine Everyone has a different palate. I don’t want you to take anyone’s review of a wine as the end all be all, including mine. When it comes to Ian D’Agata almost like Robert Parker on Bordeaux, or Allen Meadows “The Burghound” on Burgundy, my ears perk up, I pay attention […]Read More Ian D’Agata Speaks… I LISTEN!!