Mary Poppins wasn’t talking about wines when she sang “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. Consumers get confused when it comes to a wine that is smooth and ripe and dry versus a wine that is well….downright sweet! Technically a wine is DRY Wine when all the natural grape sugar eats […]Read More A Spoonful of Sugar Doesn’t Help The Wine Go Down!!
The Heel Of The Boot I have done quite a few stories about the difference between California Zinfandel and Primitivo Di Manduria. As you can see by the map above, Puglia and the town of Manduria are located on the Heel of The Boot of Italy, directly on the Ionian and Adriatic Seas. It’s been […]Read More Same Exact DNA, Totally Different Styles!
It’s no secret that I am not a huge fan of any wines coming out of the state of California and a big fan of the quality to price ratio wines from the state of Washington. In addition, every California Wine I have been tasting in any price range including the so called BIG GUNS […]Read More Was I California Dreaming Or Did I Have Lunch With Stephanie Honig??
I am Sad to have to even post this Blog Entry but it is about time SOMEONE DID!! I sound Redundant and snobbish and a non conformist but I am telling you folks… CALIFORNIA WINES ESPECIALLY NAPA CABS AND BLENDS ARE AT BEST DECENT QUALITY BUT WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY OVERPRICED!! People are addicted […]Read More Choice: Pay Your Rent, Stop Eating, Or Buy California Wines?????
STOP!!!! Don’t let BLACK FRIDAY turn into A GLOOM AND DOOM HOLIDAY SEASON!! I think Wine makes a great gift for all the special and not so special people in your life. Most people who know I suggest wines for a living think that the Christmas Season will be my busiest time. It may be […]Read More I’m Dreaming Of A WINE Christmas!!
I always encourage wine consumers to stray away from the standard grape varietals and countries they keep buying wine from repeatedly. The fun of wine is to branch out and experiment. I practice what I preach. My work schedule is crazy, so this year I didn’t get to have my once a year fill of […]Read More Italian Varietals With Passover Food? What Am I Chopped Liver?