So many Wine Enthusiasts or especially Wine Collectors who have a large Cellar or Storage Unit, I do as well. Many I find however, have a stockpile of wines that they purchased to so call “Lay Down” and hold on to for years and years and years. Usually a Wine Collector will be on Mailing […]Read More Don’t Get Emotionally Attached To Your Wines! Drink Them!
Definition Of An Advocate ad-vo-cate (noun) a person who supports or publicly recommends a particular cause, policy or product I Am An Advocate Of Washingto State Wine #CaptainWashington Everyday for the last 15 years I have been either in a Restaurant or Wine Bar or Retail Shop Committing my Life to Not Just the preaching […]Read More The Washington State Wine ADVOCATE Reviews “THE ADVOCATE”
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Sadly, for 25 years no one listened to us Sommeliers or Retailers about Rose Wine being DRY not Sweet like Blush. On Social Media the hashtag #Roseallday and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have turned most Wine Lists and Offerings at a Wine Retailer into a SEA Full […]Read More Rosés: Can Too Much Of A Good Thing Be A Bad Thing?
In my Restaurant Somm Days just like this sign says I thought Dolcetto D’Alba from the Northwest Italian Region of Piedmont, was an “EVERYDAY WINE”. I found them very boring and one dimensional to be perfectly honest and very rarely drink one. Then I Learned About “DOGLIANI” Everyone, even a Master Sommelier, learns something new […]Read More Dogliani.. It’s All About Dolcetto !
Champagne Season??? When is that? If we can drink Wine all Year Long and Beer all year long..who says we can’t enjoy Champagne All Year Long? This VLOG was intended to let a Wine Consumer make a Smart Buying Decision. It’s all about the QPR. Branding and Marketing works but when it comes to our […]Read More QPR (Quality To Price Ratio) Champagnes
Above is the map of the Southern Region Of France known as The Languedoc. 46% Of the Wines coming out of this area come from the Large Area in Pink…Corbieres. The Grapes…Mostly Rhone Varietals You can still be a “RHONE RANGER” and find your Grenache, Syrah, Carignan And Mourvedre type wines that are very complex […]Read More Corbieres-The Best Value In Languedoc-Roussillon
As I state in the Video, most sommeliers refer to the area of Taurasi as “The Barolo Of The South” because of it big bold flavor profile. In My World it is just the opposite. I refer to Barolo as “The Taurasi Of The North. Seek out AGLIANICO (AH-Lee-On-Ee-C0) It is and always has been […]Read More My Personal Favorite Wine Grape Is Not Very Common : Aglianico
Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon had 2 Parents?? One was Sauvignon Blanc and The Father Was Cabernet FRANC (FRONC not FRANK). They fooled around a bit and we got the Offspring of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s 90% Used As A Blending Grape Yes,Cabernet Franc is used mostly as a blending grape in many wines. It […]Read More Bourgueil Is A Region in France Not A Skin Disorder !
SPOILER ALERT. BIG SECRET REVEALED!! I am elated that 1- This item is back in stock at all our ABC Fine Wine Locations in Florida and 2- I can share this SECRET with you for when you are like me and have CHAMPAGNE TASTES but a SPARKLING WINE BUDGET. Franciacorta is your answer. They Age […]Read More Franciacorta! The SECRET Of The Sparkling Wine World!
Paradox? You might not need any DOCS to live to be 100. The French Paradox has many authors and TV Shows like 60 Minutes doing articles and segments about. They eat high fat meats, cheeses, butters, cream and yet they are the picture of good health, low cholesterol, no clogged arteries and thank goodness for […]Read More The French Paradox: Eat High Fat, Be Healthy??