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
How would you know if Cheddar Style cheese from Wisconsin compares to the Real Cheddar unless you have tried Cheddar from England or Ireland first? The same rule applies to wine. Before you try Pinot Grigio from Italy, try Pinot Gris from Alsace first. Why drink American Chardonnay usually blended and loaded with vanilla, butter, […]Read More Try Grape Varietals From Their Original Home First!
I have gone over this subject a few hundred times but my daily interaction with wine consumers told me I needed to drive home this point, one more time. There are so many categories that consumers get confused about all due to lenient labeling laws on Jug Bottles and Box Wine in America. Port […]Read More Chablis is NOT a Wine! It’s a Village!
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 still will be one of the most popular white wines that the average consumer drinks. It’s either Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay. House Chardonnay, House Pinot Grigio. In America, when it comes to wine laws, it is only required to put 75% quantity of the grape that is on the label in the wine. So […]Read More Chardonnay: Have It Your Way!!
Bubbles Not Just For Celebrations I always say that sparkling wines or Champagne are usually thought by most average consumers to be Celebration Wines. I drink them all the time and so should you. They are one of the most food friendly category of wines. They pair with almost everything and almost every cheese as […]Read More Washington Bubbles To Start The Celebration!
$48.99 might sound steep for many for a Meritage but this Petit Du Castel is in my opinion better than any Bordeaux Blend from other areas of the world that are double the price. Seek this wine out for a special occasion. L’Chiam Grape-fully yours, LarryRead More Prediction: Israel Will Be The New Napa !!
White Burgundy = Chardonnay 100% Red Burgundy = Pinot Noir 100% Repeat the above words over and over everyday 20 times and you will remember if you are looking to purchase a Pinot Noir 100% Or Chardonnay 100% …Don’t Forget the BURGUNDY REGION OF FRANCE This is A Benchmark Area for these 2 types of […]Read More If You Like Pinot Noir And Or Chardonnay You Need “Burgundy For Beginners”
This is one simple piece of Wine Education that you can memorize and repeat 200 times per day. Once it sinks in you will be way ahead of even some of the most long term Wine Enthusiasts in your level of Knowledge. Many of my guests either say they don’t like Chardonnay but they are […]Read More Simple Fact: Burgundy Is not A WINE! It Is A Region In France!
What you are about to see below is pure fiction. The names have been changed to protect the innocent and screw up an American trying to educate themselves about French Wines. American Jug Wines with names that say Chablis, or Hearty Burgundy do nothing but confuse the already confused American Wine Consumer. Burgundy is not […]Read More One More Off The “Bucket List” The Wine Guy’s First Visit To France