15 Years! I Was There From Day 1 Ok we know they are a cute couple. Yes, I have written about Stewart Boedecker and His winemaker Wife Athena Pappas , a lot ! What can I say? I have been there from day one and a big supporter. 15 years from the days when they […]
Read More Some Say “Saignée” Is Fake Rosé! I Say Not!!
Don’t write the nasty comments.. this is my OPINION and My ADVICE. There are many other Opinions and Viewpoints. I have been to Burgundy France, All of California Areas such as Russian River, Carneros, Central Coast, Santa Barbara. I have tasted almost every single Pinot: Blanc, Gris And Especially Noir from Alsace, New Zealand, […]
Read More Larry’s Law: If It Starts With The Word “PINOT”.. ONLY Drink It From OREGON!
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!!
I have said it before to all my Oregon Winemaker friends, I realize you had to clear your warehouses of 2011 product however, it was not a “DIFFERENT” Vintage than 2012. It just plain SUCKED!!! Even now, Wine Spectator is calling the 2012 vintage SUPERB, AMAZING, THE VINTAGE OF THE DECADE!! I may not go […]
Read More 2012 Oregon Pinot, Game Over !!!
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???????
Ever since I was 21 I fantasized about being in a room with three Sexy Beauties! Last night, I did except the Beauties were all Pinot Noirs made in a different style and from a different Country! You really didn’t think this 53 year old, balding Sommelier had three beautiful WOMEN last night did you? […]
Read More PINOT TRIO! Have It Your Way!
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
For you readers of my blog from America or from Western Europe, consider yourself fortunate that the type of Food and Wine you are viewing above is readily available to you and most of all it is something you can afford. I just came back from an Amazing experience in the city of Kiev in […]
Read More Eating And Drinking Rich In A Very Poor Country
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