Yes, I understand clearly that everyone has a different palate when it comes to wine or food. Yes, I understand that everyone in today’s world has a smartphone with various apps. Yes, I understand that the most important review of a wine is YOURS!. I also understand that a doctor has a better shot at […]
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UNESCO We have talked about vineyards in St Emilion before, that receive the UNESCO accolades. 1999. UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION FOR SAINT-ÉMILION AND A MAJOR WORLD FIRST FOR A WINEGROWING REGION It was 20 years ago that the eight villages belonging to the Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion were listed as a world heritage site, on the grounds of their […]
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I , like any other Sommelier or Restaurant Server get so excited when one of our customers says ” I am so happy you are here. I need your help” We love to be needed and for our expertise to be utilized, only to be disappointed that all the “Help” a customer really wanted […]
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Especially at this time of year people are under stress when gift buying. It’s even more stressful because they leave the Wine Gifts for the holidays for the very last moment…Panic Mode. Secret Santas, The Boss, The In laws, Significant Others, Friends, Etc. I am GUILTY as charged myself and always feel bad when […]
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The 6Th Thoughtless Gift! I have said it over and over and will start saying it over and over again as we get into the Gift Buying Season. The reasoning that consumers buy Wines And Spirits that are commercially available in every single Restaurant and Retailer and the Reason the person you are buying for […]
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What is a Vino De Pago?? D.O. in Spain is like D.O.C.G in Italy or A.O.C in France. They are REGIONS that follow a list of guidelines and rules for making these wines. A PAGO is one specific Producer with Vineyards in Spain where only that specific Winery gets designated as a PAGO. Pretty much […]
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It boggles me everyday in this business. I am a Certified Sommelier and I don’t do heart surgery part time on the weekends and I don’t work at Home Depot either. I do however know how to recommend a bottle of wine for you based on your taste and budget. It’s all I know how […]
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