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”
Interesting article in the New York Times last week that sadly predicts the future of wine in America as becoming only a dessert wine like Port or Icewine. . It made sense after I read it, how we raise our children from a very young age to have Soda, Dessert as a Treat, Ice Cream, […]Read More Who Says Bordeaux Is Not Everyday Wine??
Definition Of An Advocate ad-vo-cate (noun) a person who supports or publicly recommends a particular cause, policy or product I Am An Advocate Of Washingto State Wine #CaptainWashington Everyday for the last 15 years I have been either in a Restaurant or Wine Bar or Retail Shop Committing my Life to Not Just the preaching […]Read More The Washington State Wine ADVOCATE Reviews “THE ADVOCATE”
I hear it everyday 20-50 times from guests. I Don’t LIKE MERLOT. Ask them what their favorite wine is and they say Petrus from Pomerol. FYI… 100% Merlot. Ever since the movie Sideways, the Pinot Noir Industry Spiked and Merlot Tanked. Washington State Merlot when tasted blind, is never guess by the customer as being […]Read More Merlot Gets A Bad Rap!!
I was JUST getting my guests and blog readers comfortable with purchasing and drinking wines from Bordeaux, France until the French had to go putting the names and percentages of the grapes used in many of their wines..Grrrrr!! I understand the reasoning to help Americans understand Bordeaux and sell more wine but they made it […]Read More Right Bank, Left Bank, CitiBank??
Words echoed at Wine Retail Shops and Restaurants across the globe by consumers are ” I LIKE MERLOT BUT MY HUSBAND LIKES CABERNET”, “I’M LOOKING FOR A FULL BODIED CAB OR MAYBE A CABERNET/MERLOT BLEND. I LOVE THE BLENDS”! Server: “Do you like Italian Wines Or Spanish Wines”? Consumer : “OH I LOVE THEM ALL. […]Read More So Is This A Cabernet Or Is This A Merlot??? WHO CARES???????
I’m dating myself but many will remember this 1977 TV Commercial: The purpose of this blog entry is to encourage you to try other grape varetals from all over the world instead of sticking with the same 9 grapes that you have been drinking over and over again. For those who think they are Cab […]Read More “When It Says Libbys Libbys Libbys On The Label Label Label” How To Read A Wine Label
You didn’t know Sammy Hagar made Wine?? He doesn’t. Former rock band manager now Winemaker from Northern California does..in Washington State. Owner-winemaker Charles Smith with his big hair, kick ass attitude and bold packaging arrived in the Walla Walla Valley following eleven years in Scandinavia managing rock bands. He has been involved with wine personally […]Read More “Mr Smith Goes To Washington…..STATE”