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!!
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 !