The Finlayson Family The Finlayson family is synonymous with modern era winemaking in the Cape region for 3 generations. Dr Maurice Finlayson, a pathologist originally from Inverness in Scotland started the family wine business at Hartenberg farm in Stellenbosch. David qualified as a winemaker at Elsenburg Agricultural college in Stellenbosch as Dux student and then […]Read More Spice Things Up With A POT-Pourri !!
There are a handful of countries or wine producing regions that consumers think of in a negative way as low end wine. Australia, Greece, New York State, South Africa, and Sadly, Chile. Somehow, consumers believe Chile is the home of large format table wines and lower end bulk wines. That couldn’t be further from […]Read More Warmer Weather.. Get Chile!
Bierzo Spain And Mencia Most people when thinking of Spanish Red Wines they think of Rioja, Ribera Del Duero and Toro for the most part. One of my personal favorites is located on the map above in that northwest corner near Valdeorras (Home of Great Godellos) called Bierzo. Not Bozo…that was the clown. Bierzo is […]Read More Real Men Drink Mencia
The Top Dogs Of The Den Top Dogs – Jeremy and Emma Borg established Painted Wolf Wines in 2007. Jeremy worked in the San Francisco area for many years, first as a cook and restaurant owner. After selling his restaurant he followed his life passion- wine, working in retail, for a broker and eventually in […]Read More “I Am The Boy Who Tried Wolf”!
Every Spring and Summer I am confused and perplexed when I read or hear people say that Rosé Season is here?? When did it go away? The category of Rosé wines are literally the most food friendly category all year long. Almost every type of food in any season pairs well with this category. Is […]Read More Rosé Season??? I didn’t Get The Memo!
The Sun From South Of France More and More I am in love with expressions of Bordeaux Varietals from Languedoc in the South of France. For more than a century, Domaine de la Baume has been carrying on a viticultural tradition and producing enchanting wines with strong aromatic potential. Rooted in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon […]Read More Sun Drenched Cab is “La BAUME!
The Oscars and Emmys is way too long. Every once in awhile I like to put together The “Larrys” awards. A good handful of my favorite wines that I recommend in several different categories. There are some dark horse nominees that won this time but I think this is a good guide for my […]Read More May I Have The Envelope Please?
Oregon Wine Month Highlight Trisaetum May is Oregon Wine Month and Mother’s Day. I speak all the time about how so much great wine is coming out of Oregon especially Pinots: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir Rose. All this didn’t happen 2 years ago. It actually began fifty million years ago when […]Read More Tristen + Tatum = Trisaetum…Wine!
Mayday, Mayday! May is here and we have one month long celebration and one Sunday celebration. May is Oregon Wine Month and Sunday is Mother’s Day. I have some suggestions for Pinot Gris/Grigio, Pinot Noirs that would be perfect for Mom or Brunch as well as honoring Oregon Wine Month. Two Celebrations with One […]Read More May: Two Celebrations, One State’s Wine!
The Man Who Found Value In Spain When Jorge Ordóñez arrived in the United States in 1987, the international Spanish wine market was bleak. Jorge grew up in Málaga and managed his family’s wholesale wine business before arriving in the United States. As a result, he understood the potential market for Spanish wine in the […]Read More Spanish Wines Owe Jorge Ordonez !!