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!
The poor communication between Sommelier and Customer as to what style of wine they really want has been an age old dilemma. Many people want a Red or White Wine that isn’t big and tannic and is just soft, and silky and fruity. They Mistakenly ask for a wine that has a HINT of […]Read More Don’t Say The “S” Word !!!
Happy Belated Chinese New Year. This year is “The Year Of The Pig”! Besides Chinese food, I think the basis of almost every Asian Cuisine is Pork. Whether Dim Sum, Pho, Thai, Japanese Ramen it all comes down to the Pig. Since there can be so many different preparations, from BBQ Pork Buns, […]Read More Wines For The Year Of The Pig!
The Heel Of The Boot I have done quite a few stories about the difference between California Zinfandel and Primitivo Di Manduria. As you can see by the map above, Puglia and the town of Manduria are located on the Heel of The Boot of Italy, directly on the Ionian and Adriatic Seas. It’s been […]Read More Same Exact DNA, Totally Different Styles!
I get many requests asking me what wine to bring to a friend’s dinner party, what wine to serve at a wedding, what wine to give as a gift when the only information they have is the person likes either Red or White Wine but they don’t know if they like Dry Wine, Fruity Wines, […]Read More Italian Wine Will Be Your New Best Friend
“My friend Sheila told me I had to try Menage a Trois”. “I really don’t like Red Wines but I love Apothic Red”. “Do you have Cupcake Red Velvet?” These are phrases that every wine retailer in America hears on average 50 times per day. So many white wine drinkers are trying to make the […]Read More The Evidence is In On Zin!!
Why is a wine guy writing a blog post about Neil Diamond? It’s not Neil Diamond. It is his twin look alike Gregory Perrucci, General Manager of Accademia Dei Racemi in Manduria, Italy in the Puglia region. When it comes to Italian Wine, most people think of Tuscany, Piedmonte, Venezie, and Sicily, Italy is shaped […]Read More Ancient Grapes On The Heel Of The Boot