May I Have The Envelope Please?

  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 […]

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Spanish Wines Owe Jorge Ordonez !!

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 […]

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Everyday Wine…At Everyday Prices!

  Consumers of wine will sometimes turn down assistance from a sommelier or wine specialist because they don’t want to bother you for an “Everyday Wine” which to them means $9.99 or under and they believe their only options are for generic supermarket brands that are large production wines. They couldn’t be further from the […]

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D-Collection Champagne, D-elicious!

All In The Families This is the home of Champagne Devaux. Founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux, Champagne Devaux was then managed by three inspiring women who led the family winery with remarkable energy and talent in equal measure. The first woman, Claude-Joseph Devaux (born Ducray), widowed at 39 years old, founded […]

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Always Be Celebrating…Life !!

  Myself included, am on a budget when I buy wine for everyday drinking. If there is one comment all my customers say on a regular basis is “I just need a wine for everyday drinking. Nothing special.” I get that. Do you know what? You are special. Life is special. We see on the […]

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“French Soul, Oregon Soil”

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, […]

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Spring Is Rose Season? Why???

  Spring starts this week. For some reason that I have never understood, many people will say this means Rose Wine season starts now too. Why? Why does it start and stop? We drink cold Rose Champagne on New Years in Winter and all year long. We drink Chilled White Wines, Chilled Cocktails and Chilled […]

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Bordeaux: Look for The Union Label!!

Who Knew There Was A Union??   Saint Emilion, a medieval village listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is famous around the world thanks to its prestigious appellations and great wines. The town’s beautiful architecture embodies a long history in which men and women have always sought to preserve their unique identity. One […]

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Lolol Wines are nothing To LOL At!!

Chiles Natural Wine Sweet Spot! After lengthy research in several regions of Chile, François  Lurton planted his vineyard on virgin terroir, with poor soil and a healthy, balanced climate. Today the estate has 28 hectares of vines and Lolol has been given “protected designation of origin” status. The choice of the Lolol Valley proved to […]

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