Wanna Take A Guess??? Those beautiful vineyards are not in Europe or California or South America. This is one of the Wagner Vineyards in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Wagner Vineyards, Family Tradition! Wagner Vineyards was founded in Lodi, New York by Bill Wagner, a lifelong resident of the area and grape […]Read More “If You Can Make Wine There, You Can….”
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 […]Read More Let Us Somms Help You!
The Southern Rhone Valley Along the Rhone River you have the dominant Syrah based wines or 100% Syrahs of Cornas, Crozes Hermitage, Hermitage , Cote Rotie. As you can see on the map, the Southern Rhone , which is mostly Grenache Dominant Wines you have Cotes Du Rhone, Vacqueyras, the famous Chateauneuf du Pape and […]Read More “G” In Gigondas Equals Grenache
With the risk of sounding redundant, I can’t stress enough, my very strong advice when it comes to purchasing a wine or spirit for a Holiday Gift or even a Champagne for New Year’s Eve. You will feel lost, dazed and confused, rushing around to the malls, but when it comes to Wine Or […]Read More Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute!
Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo is the main grape used in Spain. I have mentioned between different regions in Spain and the Country of Portugal the grape has over 200 Synonyms. The wine for today comes from the famous Ribera del Duero (The Duero River) which you can see on the map is south of Rioja […]Read More Tempranillo For The 21st Century
Today is the day that Wine Spectator magazine starts revealing their Top 10 Wines of 2018 little by little until the end of the week the entire Top 100 Wines including their Number One Wine Of The Year. It’s all HYPE!. I am a Certified Level 2 Sommelier and I am here to tell you […]Read More Only Wine Review That Matters…YOURS!
There is More To Spain Than Rioja Just south of Madrid, in the Central part of Spain we find great value wines from La Mancha and also Valdepenas. Most consumers when asking for Spanish Wine it’s Rioja, Ribera del Duero or Toro and those wines are not for every consumer’s palate. There’s lots of well […]Read More Cali Wine Fans….F.Y.I ..This is Spain!
It’s almost time for the 3rd Thursday of November (This year November 15th) When the French will release the Beaujolais Nouveau and American Consumers will line up asking for it, with the very false belief that this is the wine you are supposed to drink with Thanksgiving Dinner. I love the area of Beaujolais. […]Read More Beaujolais..YES! Nouveau…NO!!
One Rare Italian Grape Ruché (pronounced in English (Roo-kay) is a red Grape variety from the Piedmont region. It is largely used in making Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato, a small production red varietal wine which was granted D.O.C status by presidential decree on October 22, 1987, and was granted the more prestigious Denominazione di Origine […]Read More This Ruché (Roo-Kay) For Rookies
Most parents just look as Halloween as Trick Or Treat day for Young Children. Those children are going to bring home some goodies. If you pick the ones they probably won’t want out or their stash, we can make Halloween a HolloWine holiday for adults by proper pairings for those Treats. No tricks here. […]Read More Happy “Hallo-Wine”!