So many consumers are afraid of French Wine because the labels don’t tell you the names of the grape varietals on the label in most regions but instead they are labeled by the region and the village in that region. Yet with all that fear, the average consumer when asking for Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, […]Read More Don’t Be Afraid Of French Wines! You Already Know The Grapes!
From Minnesota To Argentina Above are Piattelli Vineyards‘ owner Jon and Arlene Malinski who are Minnesota natives and lifelong residents who have spent the past 15 years passionate about Argentina’s wine after they found the potential for a winery on vacation in 2000. The original winery was owned in the 1940’s by descendants of the […]Read More Malbec? I Cry For You Argentina :-(((
Let’s start this blog off with the fact that I LIKE the wine I am reviewing today. The problem I have is the way they are marketing it. The Cuvelier Family At the beginning of the 20th century, Paul Cuvelier and his young brother Albert, anticipating the inevitable rise in « château-bottled wines » to […]Read More Don’t Lie To Me Argentina…!
As the snowbirds from Canada come to South Florida and even locals are in constant search of a “Value Wine” with a less sugary taste than American Wines these days, I still want to stress that there is value in Bordeaux, White and Red. One of these value driven areas is located on the Right […]Read More Just The Tip Of The Ice-“Bourg”
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I like a Merlot. She Likes a Cabernet Sauvignon annnd we also like Red Blends. Guess What?? They are all Red Blends!! In most of America only 75% of the grape that is listed on the outside of the bottle has to be inside the bottle. Then even if it were 100% of the grape […]Read More Buy Wine By Style And Budget Never By Grape!
I am so pleased to be back working for ABC Fine Wines And Spirits. I would be a very wealthy man if I received a dollar for every time a guest in a restaurant or at ABC has said to me either “Can I Take You With Me When I Shop For Wine”? or ” […]Read More Wish I Had A Sommelier With Me All The Time!! NOW YOU CAN!!
Show me the Malbecs. I like Malbecs. Where’s your Malbec Section. What do you think of Malbecs. Lately I have been drinking a lot of Malbecs from Argentina. This is what the average Sommelier in a steakhouse especially, hears all night long 365 days per year. It’s my job and my motto as a sommelier […]Read More Malbec Mania Taking Over The Country!
It’s getting very close to that time of year when consumers will be yelling at me that I do not understand their personal budget situations when they are buying gifts for secret santas and holiday presents for their doctors and co-workers. I will be hearing “Larry, I am on a very tight budget and need […]Read More Make A GOOD Impression When Buying Wine as a GIFT!
It’s that time of year where we turn the corner from Spring to Summer and the Gas Grills and Backyard BBQ’S become a weekend tradition. I am tasting wines all the time and I think I narrowed it down to my best two choices for “Chillin’ And Grillin’”. Last October I posted a video of […]Read More Wines For Chillin’ And Grillin’ As Summer Approaches!