Houses Of The Forest! Houses of the Forest in Spanish is Casas Del Bosque. I have reviewed their other wines but never their Carmenere. Family owned winery Casas del Bosque was founded in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari. The son of an Italian immigrant, he had always dreamed of having his own vineyard and chanced […]
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So many non meat and fish only and vegetarians are depriving themselves of drinking Red Wines because they are falsely buying into the myth that Red Wine with Meats and White Wines with Fish or Salads etc. There are so many regions in the world for example, Sicily, Puglia in Southern Italy where Fish […]
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UNESCO We have talked about vineyards in St Emilion before, that receive the UNESCO accolades. 1999. UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION FOR SAINT-ÉMILION AND A MAJOR WORLD FIRST FOR A WINEGROWING REGION It was 20 years ago that the eight villages belonging to the Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion were listed as a world heritage site, on the grounds of their […]
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It truly is the most ridiculous comment and train of thought I hear from Restaurant and Retail Shop Owners as well as from Red Wine Lovers… “I Hate Syrah” Others include: “Syrah doesn’t sell in this state” (Insert State of Choice). “I drink Cabs, Merlots, Bordeaux but don’t give me Syrah”. It was bad enough […]
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The Moretti Family Suvereto Petra is an ambitious project headed by father and daughter team Vittorio and Francesca Moretti. The Moretti’s are also the owners of renowned Franciacorta wineries Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi. The estate and winery are located in Suvereto within Maremma, Tuscany. The gravity flow winery was designed by celebrated Swiss architect Mario […]
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Does that water you drink make you feel SMART? Is that frozen dinner really HEALTHY? Does that white wine make you RELAX over any other white wine? This is marketing catch phrases. Marketing companies are paid the big bucks to figure out in a competitive market how to get you to choose their product […]
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Washington State Syrah…NOPE! Washingon State Anything….NOPE! Greek Wines…NOPE! Roero Arneis.. NOPE! Pinotage , South Africa….NOPE! FINALLY…after years and years and years of marketing and focusing on any grape that starts with the word Pinot…as in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc… Oregon…YES!!!!! Even though I personally and others have been preaching the gospel for […]
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Dusted Valley’s Second Label In 2003, Wisconsin natives Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel left the comforts of their corporate jobs to move to Walla Walla and fulfill their dream of crafting world-class wine. Combining Washington State grapes with their rough and tumble know-how and a sizeable piece of their souls, the family created Dusted Valley […]
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Whether a retail store or restaurant wine list, we sommeliers get asked this question 50-100 times per day. Where are your Cabernets?! At the store location I work at we have 8 Sections or more full of wine from all over the world and 95% gravitate to one area and never view the rest […]
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Domaine Remiziéres I deal with it everyday. “Where are your Cabs”? “I Hate Syrah” “Full Body Cabs” . I like Cabernet Sauvignon as much as the next Red Wine Lover. I refuse to believe that any Red Wine Lover truly doesn’t like Syrah. I say that with confidence not to be rude, cause every time […]
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