We have discussed this a little bit in many Vlogs. I still see it needed another mention. I watch people everyday buy multiple bottles of their supposedly favorite wine for the last 20 years and never once in my career has anyone been able to tell me what vintage or year of that wine […]Read More Your Favorite Wine? What Vintage?
It All Started With White Zinfandel Women yes Women, who weren’t really lovers of dry wines, fell in love with a pseudo grape called White Zinfandel. First of all it is as you know not White it is Pink or Rose color. Secondly, I am not even certain if there is any Zinfandel in it […]Read More Too Much Of A Good Thing…..
Imagine you are a Red Wine Drinker. How does this sound for taste descriptors? Dark berries, plums, smoke, leather, tar, meaty, spicy, oak, long finish. Sounds like the perfect wine for a “Cabernet Drinker”. I am describing the various expressions of the grape Syrah or as they call it in Australia, Shiraz. Yes, Captain Washington […]Read More “Syrah Is A Tough Sell”?? Nonsense!!!
It is the month of May and we have Mother’s Day then Memorial Day then Father’s Day and Bridal Showers, And Engagement Parties, And Tennis and Golf Clubs and Graduations and that means BRUNCH!. I get so many people from Spring thru Summer requesting Wines for a Brunch or Celebration Luncheon so I thought […]Read More Let’s Do BRUNCH!!
The Wine Pundits Are Raving! I have seen it with 2010 Brunellos, 2012 Oregon Pinots, 2007 Chianti Classicos and 2011 Porto and the Douro to name a few. I haven’t seen the big reviewers in a long time go crazy over Bordeaux in years. 2015 is that year. Robert Parker Jr. said “There will be […]Read More 2015 Bordeaux. Is The Hype True??
So many Realtors at closing or Bosses for a Retirement Party come to see me to purchase a GIFT to thank their customers or long term employees. I also get a lot of patients who want to show thanks to their doctors who healed them etc. In any case it is still a GIFT. I […]Read More Realtors, Bosses, How To Give The Gift Of Wine!
15 Years! I Was There From Day 1 Ok we know they are a cute couple. Yes, I have written about Stewart Boedecker and His winemaker Wife Athena Pappas , a lot ! What can I say? I have been there from day one and a big supporter. 15 years from the days when they […]Read More Some Say “Saignée” Is Fake Rosé! I Say Not!!
Us Sommeliers go thru quite an extensive training and blind tasting curriculum at any level, and it is all driven by our Passion for wine and to spread the gospel. Yes we know that you as the consumer are entitled to buy the same wine, the same brand and the same grape over and over […]Read More Tired Of Drinking The Same Wine???
Is it CVNE or CUNE? About 5 years ago Wine Spectator Magazine brought this famous Rioja Producer to the forefront by awarding their 2004 CVNE Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 95 Points and making it their Number One Wine of The Year on The Top 100 List of 2013. No one then, or not many now, […]Read More 100% Graciano From Rioja Is Unique
I know the wine snobs will ask: “Why is a sommelier talking about Sweet Wines” ? The answer is that this wine blog is not for snobs and for everyday people and many of those everyday consumers like sweet wines but are faced with the dilemma of low alcohol and a dislike for bubbles. I […]Read More “How Sweeet It is “!!