The Toughest Part Of My Job It’s something that most in my business can’t do but I based my entire somm career on my credibility. Reviewing the wines made by people you discovered and whom became friends with is like having to say your wife’s meatloaf is the best you ever had…but not if you […]Read More Moonspell Cab Gets a Big Needed Facelift!
Still Down On Merlot From The Film Sideways?? After this film and still in effect today, Merlot Sales Plummeted and Pinot Noir Sales went up. In the end of the film however, the main character Miles who was hating on Merlot was in a greasy spoon drinking his prized possession bottle of wine :1961 Chateau […]Read More Are You Still Down on “Merlot”? STOP!!!
I hear it everyday 20-50 times from guests. I Don’t LIKE MERLOT. Ask them what their favorite wine is and they say Petrus from Pomerol. FYI… 100% Merlot. Ever since the movie Sideways, the Pinot Noir Industry Spiked and Merlot Tanked. Washington State Merlot when tasted blind, is never guess by the customer as being […]Read More Merlot Gets A Bad Rap!!
Sample dialogue between a Sommelier such as myself and a Wine Consumer. Consumer : I Love White Wines. Can You Suggest A Good One” Sommelier : What Types Of Whites Have You Tried And Liked In The Past? Wine Consumer : I Like CHARDONNAY. Sometimes I Like PINOT GRIGIO But Mostly I Love CHARDONNAY! I […]Read More Are You Ready to RHONE Away From CHARDONNAY???
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Above are two cool women with a dream to produce wine in Walla Walla Washington. Annette Bergevin and Amber Lane formed Bergevin Lane Winery. Established in 2002 by two friends pursuing a shared dream. Bergevin Lane Winery nurtures wines that embody the truly unique environment of Walla Walla, Columbia and Yakima Valleys and the distinct […]Read More Two Young Women Producing Big Masculine Wines In Walla Walla!