There is More To Spain Than Rioja Just south of Madrid, in the Central part of Spain we find great value wines from La Mancha and also Valdepenas. Most consumers when asking for Spanish Wine it’s Rioja, Ribera del Duero or Toro and those wines are not for every consumer’s palate. There’s lots of well […]Read More Cali Wine Fans….F.Y.I ..This is Spain!
1200 Washington Wineries Where Are The Other 1190? As Captain Washington and not being in charge of my own Wine List anymore as in the Restaurant Sommelier Days, I have been touting the quality to price ratio that you can’t find anywhere in the world like Washington State. I am limited to offering what wines […]Read More This Cab Finally Validates Washington!
What Are Block Wines? Just to reiterate what the Block Wines are sourced and certified by ABC Fine Wine and Spirits and exclusively sold in Florida by ABC. They are sourced from famous, quality wineries who have an exceptional vintage and leftover quality juice from that specific vintage. They make a ONE TIME only batch […]Read More Another Washington Wine On The Block!
A Wine Importer That Doesn’t Sell Hats In A Shoe Store Coming off a Father’s Day weekend and writing this Wine Review and my deceased father Marty repeated his Mantra over and over “Don’t Buy a Hat in A Shoe Store”, I very rarely write about a Wine Importer. My father meant a business should […]Read More Keep Reaching for the “STARZ”!
Most novice consumers say the grape Sauvignon and they don’t know there is a Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Wine) and Sauvignon Blanc (White Wine) ! We speak so much about Cabernet, I thought I would speak about the many different expressions of the White Sauvignon from all over the world. Hope you had a great […]Read More Let’s Talk About The Other “Sauvignon”
Folks this is not bias. As you know my nickname is “Captain Washington” I have never been to the State. It is getting so difficult to review the wines coming from this area of the world because I have to be tougher on them than California. In Napa you expect overpriced and mostly a lot […]Read More Beso! Beso Mi Washington Wine
The Wine Pundits Are Raving! I have seen it with 2010 Brunellos, 2012 Oregon Pinots, 2007 Chianti Classicos and 2011 Porto and the Douro to name a few. I haven’t seen the big reviewers in a long time go crazy over Bordeaux in years. 2015 is that year. Robert Parker Jr. said “There will be […]Read More 2015 Bordeaux. Is The Hype True??
What Are Block Wines? Like the first sign says we deal with famous “California” vineyards that have leftover juice from a specific vintage and grapes and they produce a limited amount of wine just for ABC Fine Wine and Spirits. The Block numbers are some sort of significance to the Bailes Family that owns ABC. […]Read More New WINES on The BLOCK From Washington!!
As the snowbirds from Canada come to South Florida and even locals are in constant search of a “Value Wine” with a less sugary taste than American Wines these days, I still want to stress that there is value in Bordeaux, White and Red. One of these value driven areas is located on the Right […]Read More Just The Tip Of The Ice-“Bourg”
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!!