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!
Please Note: At the time of this Video being shot, ABC had some sporadic issues with Burlesque Spumante Rose. The issue was not with the quality of the wine but the seals on some of the corks let some of the Carbon Dioxide out so it was slightly less Bubbly. The wine was sent back […]Read More Happy “ValenWine’s Day!
Since my Thanksgiving Video Post was about Rose wines that pair well with the entire Thanksgiving dinner, I thought I would speak about a unique one from a unique area that was featured in the video. Where Is Tavel? As you can see buy this map, Tavel is located in the Southern Rhone Valley of […]Read More Tavel: A Rose For A Red Wine Drinker!
Thanksgiving Wines Featured From ABC Fine Wines Giovanna Tantini Chiaretto Rose, Bardolino, Italy $13.99 Domaine Des Carteresses, Tavel, Rose, Rhone Valley France, $12.99 Boedecker Cellars Reflection Pinot Noir Rose, Willamette Valley Oregon, $14.99 Collalto Spumante Rose, Susegana Italy, $16.99 Jean Noel Haton Non Vintage Brut Rose Champagne, France, $33.99 (Amazing) Yes ,they are all […]Read More Sorry Somms. Don’t Pair Wine With TURKEY. Pair The Wines With THANKSGIVING Dinner!
20 years ago I swore I would never live to see the day that Americans would drink any wine that was PINK and FINALLY understand that it is not SWEET but Red Wines with LESS SKIN CONTACT. In 2017, I am thankful to whomever it was or whatever it was that has not only AMERICANS […]Read More Never Thought I Would See The Day…Americans Drinking ROSE Wine!!
That little blip of an Island to my 57 year old eyes looks a lot closer to the country of Italy and very close to the Italian Island of Sardinia and yet CORSICA is a French Island?? I just report the facts folks!! I have had some killer Pinot Grigios from Corsica but the native […]Read More Closer To Italy, Owned By France? Of CORSE of CORSE!!