Every Thanksgiving I get asked by customers, blog followers, friends and periodicals, “What Wines Go Well With Turkey”. Every year, I say the same response. “The holiday plate is not just about a slice of Turkey. What about the sugar in the candied yams, cranberry sauce or relish, spices in savory stuffings, herbs used to […]Read More Thanksgiving Wines, Not TURKEY Wines!
I am not saying that all mass produced or bulk wines, whichever terminology you prefer, are poor quality. This video was inspired by a really in depth article featured in Bon Apetit written by a Master Sommelier speaking about how a lot of wineries want to ride the wave of a popular wine trend […]Read More “Mass” Produced Wines…Buyer Beware
Good to be back from France and I hope you enjoyed my video montage of my journey. It was a Wine of A Kind Experience. For the younger ones, school started in most areas this week. For my blog followers, Wine School starts today. I hate to punish you on the first week of Wine […]Read More Wine School Started! Here’s Homework!
Just like the frustration I have with Restaurants and a mediocre at best, selection of wines By The Glass, I have the same emotions about a wine shop that has a mediocre selection of Chilled Wines for “Grab And Go”. Usually it is the norm to put all the national recognizable stuff ONLY in […]Read More Chilled Wines For “Grab And Go”
Somms like me, whether in retail or restaurants have a tough order to fill in order to recommend the perfect wine for consumers, when their only criteria many give use is to recommend a “Good Wine”. What constitutes a “Good Wine”> I look at wine from 2 perspectives. One is from a technical aspect […]Read More What Is A “Good Wine” ???
I hear day in and day out, I am a Cab person or I only drink White, I hate Red. I don’t like Rose as it is too sweet. I hate Merlot. There are so many expressions of all of the grapes that make wines I think you will thank me if you stop making […]Read More Don’t Judge A Wine By Its Label !
It All Started With White Zinfandel Women yes Women, who weren’t really lovers of dry wines, fell in love with a pseudo grape called White Zinfandel. First of all it is as you know not White it is Pink or Rose color. Secondly, I am not even certain if there is any Zinfandel in it […]Read More Too Much Of A Good Thing…..
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!!
Us Sommeliers go thru quite an extensive training and blind tasting curriculum at any level, and it is all driven by our Passion for wine and to spread the gospel. Yes we know that you as the consumer are entitled to buy the same wine, the same brand and the same grape over and over […]Read More Tired Of Drinking The Same Wine???
I don’t really think there is a seasonal wine as many think there are. Big Reds for Cold Winters, Lighter Whites for Summer. I do find that my own personal palate starting with Spring Fever, subconsciously selects lighter foods and lighter wines than I do in the Fall and Winter. I think this video will […]Read More Lighten Up Your Wines For Spring Fever!