I Love This Region Of Spain Most people when it comes to Spanish Wine think of 1- Rioja and 2-Ribera Del Duero both which are Tempranillo based. I have spoken about my favorite 2 areas who are very close neighbors in the Northeast corner of Spain 1- Priorat and 2- Montsant. These areas are shaded […]Read More 3 Soil Types. 3 Grape Types 1 Great Wine!
It has been a few years since I spoke about the Tessari Family from the Veneto in Italy, Sisto, Elena and Pietro from La Cappuccina which dates back to 1890. The beauty and the history of this winery and the family (Which I feel a part of ) and their philosophy of viticulture and wine […]Read More Don’t Panic, This Wine’s Organic!!
Wine Collectors Will The Wine Outlive Them? Over my career in Wine as a Sommelier I have met so many Wine Collectors on a large or small level and they are on mailing lists and belong to wine clubs and they buy Futures and Auction Wines. In every review of a wine in any of […]Read More Drink..Or Hold? Drink..Or Hold? I SAY DRINK!!
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??
One Of The Parents Of Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc crossbred with Sauvignon Blanc is how we have the popular grape varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. It is one of the principle Black Grapes used in wines worldwide and one of the 5 Red Grapes used to blend in Bordeaux. Most “Right Bank” Bordeauxs from Saint Emilion as […]Read More Let Me Be “Franc” (Fronk)
What Made Me HOT On Washington State Wine? Whether it is food or wine or even a genre of music, we tend to get stuck in a rut. Then all of a sudden, we hear a song or we taste a wine from another region of the world and our taste transitions from where we […]Read More What Was Your Transition Wine?
As I state in the Video, most sommeliers refer to the area of Taurasi as “The Barolo Of The South” because of it big bold flavor profile. In My World it is just the opposite. I refer to Barolo as “The Taurasi Of The North. Seek out AGLIANICO (AH-Lee-On-Ee-C0) It is and always has been […]Read More My Personal Favorite Wine Grape Is Not Very Common : Aglianico
Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon had 2 Parents?? One was Sauvignon Blanc and The Father Was Cabernet FRANC (FRONC not FRANK). They fooled around a bit and we got the Offspring of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s 90% Used As A Blending Grape Yes,Cabernet Franc is used mostly as a blending grape in many wines. It […]Read More Bourgueil Is A Region in France Not A Skin Disorder !
A RED, A WHITE, And A BLUE…(FOIL…They Don’t Make Blue Wine..I tried). This is my way of celebrating July 4th. It is after all INDEPENDENCE DAY. We need to become less dependent on Sparklers or Sparkling Wine even from Champagne to be only used for New Year’s Eve or Birthday Celebrations. Whether you like, Dry, […]Read More 4th Of July “Sparklers”…Wine!!
Doctor OZ Says So!! If Dr. Oz says so then it must be True??? (I Think) This is a Direct Quote: “”People of Sardinia who drink this wine are 10 times more likely to live to 100!!!. They have their first glass of wine about ten in the morning. Drink another glass of Cannonau Red Wine […]Read More Book Author Says : When In Sardinia..Live To be 100!!