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!!
Interesting article in the New York Times last week that sadly predicts the future of wine in America as becoming only a dessert wine like Port or Icewine. . It made sense after I read it, how we raise our children from a very young age to have Soda, Dessert as a Treat, Ice Cream, […]Read More Who Says Bordeaux Is Not Everyday Wine??
Definition Of An Advocate ad-vo-cate (noun) a person who supports or publicly recommends a particular cause, policy or product I Am An Advocate Of Washingto State Wine #CaptainWashington Everyday for the last 15 years I have been either in a Restaurant or Wine Bar or Retail Shop Committing my Life to Not Just the preaching […]Read More The Washington State Wine ADVOCATE Reviews “THE ADVOCATE”
Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon had 2 Parents?? One was Sauvignon Blanc and The Father Was Cabernet FRANC (FRONC not FRANK). They fooled around a bit and we got the Offspring of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s 90% Used As A Blending Grape Yes,Cabernet Franc is used mostly as a blending grape in many wines. It […]Read More Bourgueil Is A Region in France Not A Skin Disorder !
I was JUST getting my guests and blog readers comfortable with purchasing and drinking wines from Bordeaux, France until the French had to go putting the names and percentages of the grapes used in many of their wines..Grrrrr!! I understand the reasoning to help Americans understand Bordeaux and sell more wine but they made it […]Read More Right Bank, Left Bank, CitiBank??
It’s always good to TASTE EVERYTHING That’s how to develop and expand your Palate. You can pick this 2010 Pestoni Family Cabernet Howell Mountain, Napa Valley California up at ABC Fine Wine And Spirits near you in Florida or http://www.abcfws.com and see if you can order online or in Florida use Shipt or Instacart. For […]Read More Napa Valley CONVERT This Week.
I’m dating myself but many will remember this 1977 TV Commercial: The purpose of this blog entry is to encourage you to try other grape varetals from all over the world instead of sticking with the same 9 grapes that you have been drinking over and over again. For those who think they are Cab […]Read More “When It Says Libbys Libbys Libbys On The Label Label Label” How To Read A Wine Label
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!