Under The Tuscan Sun My first trip to Cortona. Yes I know I was about 10 years younger and I had different glasses but I will never forget that visit to La Calonica winery and the picture taken by Esther Cattani the wife of Fernando and mother of Giovanni right as the Tuscan Sun was […]Read More Super Value, Super Tuscan
It’s March!! When the Evergrape State will be having festivities and Restaurants in the PNW will be featuring some deals all throughout the month on local wines from Washington as March is Taste Washington Wine Month. The problem that existed 20 years ago still exists today in Restaurants and Retailers and Wholesale Distribution…. […]Read More “Captain Washington’s” Favorite Month
This evening Sept 9th 2018 at sundown begins the High Holy Day of Rosh Hashonnah or the Jewish New Year. I thought this would be a great time for ALL wine lovers to understand what certain Terminology on Wine Labels of Kosher Wine meant. I also want people to get out of the frame […]Read More “The Chateau Lafite Of Israel”
D.O.C.’s of Piedmont Are Great Wines Too. When us wine people think of Piedmont we think of the famous areas that produce wines from D.O.C.G areas like the Nebbiolos of Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara and The Barberas of Asti and Alba and the Cortese of Gavi and the Moscato of Asti. There are some pretty darn […]Read More There is More To Piedmont Than D.O.C.G.!!
Clarification. During the video you will hear me say Menage A Trois is a California Malbec but the label says Mendoza Argentina in the VLOG.. It is a product of Argentina since the grapes are shipped from there to the Winery In California that Produces the Wine and Bottles it… So technically it is a […]Read More What’s Your Style of Wine. Nothing Else Matters!
My BFF is Back.. What A Reunion! Most of you who have been following my career know that I was originally with ABC Fine Wine & Spirits but left to take on the world of being a 4 location Corporate Sommelier. During my time at ABC I was fortunate to meet many new people and […]Read More Reunited And It Feels So Good!
This Winery AGAIN?? I know it seems odd that I just reviewed a Merlot from Bergevin Lane and showed another picture of Annette Bergevin. Trust me, we are not in collaboration. I love Annette and the Winery but Annette will be the first to tell you that if I don’t like a vintage of their […]Read More Washington Red Blend…”Cat Got My Tongue”?
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 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!