Chateau Gloria Saint Julien VIneyards The creator of Chateau Gloria, Henri Martin, was born in 1903. Henri Martin had a background in Bordeaux wine before his first birthday. His birth took place at a neighboring St. Julien estate, Chateau Gruaud Larose. As Henri Martin was born on the property, obviously, Henri Martin was destined for […]Read More Gloria, Gloria! I Think I Got Your Number
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
We speak about branching out and drinking wines outside of your comfort zone. Many consumers tell me “I do I do! I drink wines from all over the world” When I ask them what wines they drink from all of these different countries, they still roll off the laundry list of the same 4-5 grape […]Read More Drink Wines The Country Is Known For!
Great Under $15 Wine Value Purchase after purchase plus availability in all areas of the world, I believe the wines of the Southern Rhone are still offering the best bang for the buck no matter where you purchase your wines from. In that Under $15 price range, in the surrounding areas of Chateauneuf Du Pape […]Read More Southern Rhone, Great Value!
6 Generations Of Passion In some families one generation follows the next in the same trade, in particular when passion serves to pass on the torch! This is the case here on the land of the Domaine des Bouzons, where six generations of a dedicated family of winegrowers and winemakers have tended to the vineyard. […]Read More Best Rhone Value In YEARS!!!
The Sun From South Of France More and More I am in love with expressions of Bordeaux Varietals from Languedoc in the South of France. For more than a century, Domaine de la Baume has been carrying on a viticultural tradition and producing enchanting wines with strong aromatic potential. Rooted in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon […]Read More Sun Drenched Cab is “La BAUME!
Consumers of wine will sometimes turn down assistance from a sommelier or wine specialist because they don’t want to bother you for an “Everyday Wine” which to them means $9.99 or under and they believe their only options are for generic supermarket brands that are large production wines. They couldn’t be further from the […]Read More Everyday Wine…At Everyday Prices!
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. […]Read More Learn These Words: Grand Cru !!
Keep It In The Family The Drouhin Family’s winemaking roots run deep, having taken hold in Burgundy’s best vineyards more than a century ago. Through the years, there has been a very clear link, a continuum, that inhabits Maison Joseph Drouhin, and now Domaine Drouhin Oregon. On the left is the daughter of Robert Drouhin, […]Read More “French Soul, Oregon Soil”
A.O.C. In The Southern Rhone When most wine consumers think of the Southern Rhone of France, they think of Cotes Du Rhone, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. How often do you think about Rasteau?? The Rasteau appellation covers mostly the commune of Rasteau, but also includes some vineyards in Cairanne and Sablet. 47 hectares […]Read More Hidden Affordable Gem In The Rhone!