Keep It In The Family The Drouhin Family’s winemaking roots run deep, having taken hold in Burgundy’s best vineyards more than a century ago. Through the years, there has been a very clear link, a continuum, that inhabits Maison Joseph Drouhin, and now Domaine Drouhin Oregon. On the left is the daughter of Robert Drouhin, […]Read More “French Soul, Oregon Soil”
Today is the day that Wine Spectator magazine starts revealing their Top 10 Wines of 2018 little by little until the end of the week the entire Top 100 Wines including their Number One Wine Of The Year. It’s all HYPE!. I am a Certified Level 2 Sommelier and I am here to tell you […]Read More Only Wine Review That Matters…YOURS!
Wine Collectors Will The Wine Outlive Them? Over my career in Wine as a Sommelier I have met so many Wine Collectors on a large or small level and they are on mailing lists and belong to wine clubs and they buy Futures and Auction Wines. In every review of a wine in any of […]Read More Drink..Or Hold? Drink..Or Hold? I SAY DRINK!!
Many times I see great wines in Retail Shops or on Restaurant Wine Lists or in Portfolios of Importers get deleted. The answer I always hear in response to Why is “That grape or that brand or that country doesn’t SELL HERE”. I don’t believe that for a minute. When I was a wine buyer […]Read More Att: Wine Enthusiasts. The Bottles Don’t Talk!
Cotes Du Roussillon Is The Best Bang For The Buck Most wine consumers when thinking about wines from France think of Bordeaux or Burgundy. Great Wines…. Poor Value. I have spoken about the southern French Wine Region of Languedoc-Roussillon in previous posts especially Corbieres. There is so much selection from these villages in the south […]Read More Your Red Wine Life Is About To Get REAL!!!
I have said it before to all my Oregon Winemaker friends, I realize you had to clear your warehouses of 2011 product however, it was not a “DIFFERENT” Vintage than 2012. It just plain SUCKED!!! Even now, Wine Spectator is calling the 2012 vintage SUPERB, AMAZING, THE VINTAGE OF THE DECADE!! I may not go […]Read More 2012 Oregon Pinot, Game Over !!!
Are you tired of drinking the same 9 wines from the same 9 grapes for the last 10 years?? How much Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz can you drink? Too much of the same thing in any part of life gets boring. Yes even sex. Being at just the […]Read More Harry Bellafonte Parody : GODELLO, Summertime Come And Me Want To Drink Some!!