Haton! I Was There For those of you who read my blog or know me personally, you know I am a big fan of Champagne, Jean Noel Haton. It was amazing for me to actually have the opportunity to go there and meet Jean Noel and toast with his son Sebastian. This review of a […]
Read More Extra Dry, Extra Brut, Demi-Sec? New Release From Jean Noel Haton..PURE
OK!! The Secret Santa and White Elephant, And Buying for OTHER people season is over. This is now ALL ABOUT YOU. When you go to the heart of the Champagne region, to any restaurant, small or very large list of Champagnes will be none of the ones you have ever heard of. Why you ask? […]
Read More Don’t Buy Hype! Try And Buy New Champagnes
Every November I have to do the same video and disagree with all of my Somm Colleagues and Brother and Sisterhood about what wine to drink on the big Feast Day of Thanksgiving. It’s Simple! There are thousands of pairings for Turkey. Do you remember however that this is the day we cook our traditional […]
Read More Wines For THANKSGIVING Not For TURKEY!!!
It’s getting closer everyday and some early shoppers already have been asking my advice about Wines as a Gift for The Holidays. I know many people shopping for the gifts have no clue about wine and they are either attracted to a pretty label or how the winery packages the wine or even just a […]
Read More Wine Labels And Packaging Don’t Matter! It’s What’s Inside The Bottle That Counts!
The Oscars and Emmys is way too long. Every once in awhile I like to put together The “Larrys” awards. A good handful of my favorite wines that I recommend in several different categories. There are some dark horse nominees that won this time but I think this is a good guide for my […]
Read More May I Have The Envelope Please?
Many of my customers and blog followers are regularly reaching out to me asking me which Burgundy, Which Bordeaux, Which Champagne should they buy when there are so many choices. Many parts of France like Champagne or Burgundy use the word “CRU” which means a vineyard or specific village where the grapes come from. […]
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All In The Families This is the home of Champagne Devaux. Founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux, Champagne Devaux was then managed by three inspiring women who led the family winery with remarkable energy and talent in equal measure. The first woman, Claude-Joseph Devaux (born Ducray), widowed at 39 years old, founded […]
Read More D-Collection Champagne, D-elicious!
It’s that time of the year, even though we should be doing this sort of thinking all year round, that if men don’t do something for Valentine’s Day, they could wind up on the couch. I think we can go 2 ways when picking up wine for Valentine’s Day to share with your significant […]
Read More Don’t Sleep On The Couch V.D.Day!
Don’t Put Up With Mediocrity m In the past, right after my divorce in 2008, I rented a room from a referral that was given to me by a mutual friend. Carolina was divorced and wanted to rent a room and I really needed a room and a friend. Little did I know she was […]
Read More No Somm?? Then BYOB!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. I drink bubbles all year long but many just want to pop the cork to ring in the New Year. This is a busy busy day as people are confused with all the options and usually just go with what they know. […]
Read More Q.P.R. Vintage Bubbly. Can’t Beat Haton!