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!
Sud De France Sud De France basically is re-imaging of the South Of France mainly in the Languedoc-Roussillon area along the Mediterranean that many people thought of as table wine. Taking part in a race towards global excellence, the winemakers in Languedoc-Roussillon grow sparkling wines, sweet wines, red wines, white wines, and a range of […]Read More A Merlot That Tastes Like A Merlot!
95% of customers I assist with recommendations whether buying for themselves or for someone else, ask for a Red Wine. I think the reason for this is that most wine consumers only think of White Wine as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. There are thousands of other grape varietals that produce white wines […]Read More Dreaming Of A WHITE Wine Christmas
It’s Not From Australia Only I am at my breaking point of close minded people who label certain grapes or countries as wines they will never try. Yes, the Syrah grape is known as Shiraz in Australia and yes they tend to be very jammy and spicy and high alcohol. California Syrah also tends to […]Read More You Don’t Like Syrah? Swipe Left!
I hear this day in and day out from consumers. They hate all wines from 7-9 countries and they only believe one country is their palate and they have convinced themselves that is their personal taste and not that they are being closed minded. Literally, these people had one wine 10 years ago from one […]Read More People Hate An Entire Country’s Wines?
Brettanomyces Good Or Bad? Before we start to review this week’s wine, lets talk about the age long debate among the wine industry peeps about Brett (Short for Brettanomyces) If you polled 400 Sommeliers or Wine Reviewers 200 would say they love Brett and 200 would say it is a fault. I am somewhere in […]Read More One Man’s Brett Is Another Man’s Terroir
My Wine Trip With French Libations I’m back in the States after a Wine of A Kind Experience trip to France with Wine Supplier, French Libations. By demanding request, above is a picture of Co-Owner and our hostess with the mostess for the week and Van Driver, Emilie Terrier. French Libation was born from the […]Read More Sourced And Certified: French Libations
Have You Seen This Face? Let’s just start with Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe properties. 1- Chateau Pape-Clement Graves 2- Chateau Fombauge, St. Emilion, 3- Chateau La Tour Carnet, Haut- Medoc and 4-Clos Haut= Peyraguay in Sauternes. That is just the very tip of the Iceberg. You will see this face on the back of bottles […]Read More At 83 Bernard Magrez Still Going Strong!
Who Or What Is A Minervois? I always am curious as to why some wines just fly off the shelves and always out of stock while a good handful in various sections just sit there and sit there and never have I seen a guest even look at the bottles, let alone buy them. I […]Read More Lonely Mixed Breed Wine.. Needs Home!
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”