Haton! I Was There For those of you who read my blog or know me personally, you know I am a big fan of Champagne, Jean Noel Haton. It was amazing for me to actually have the opportunity to go there and meet Jean Noel and toast with his son Sebastian. This review of a […]
Read More Extra Dry, Extra Brut, Demi-Sec? New Release From Jean Noel Haton..PURE
OK!! The Secret Santa and White Elephant, And Buying for OTHER people season is over. This is now ALL ABOUT YOU. When you go to the heart of the Champagne region, to any restaurant, small or very large list of Champagnes will be none of the ones you have ever heard of. Why you ask? […]
Read More Don’t Buy Hype! Try And Buy New Champagnes
Some people call this long weekend “The Unofficial Start of Summer”. I love a backyard pool party or barbecue as much as the next person but this weekend to me is still “Memorial Day” It’s a day to honor men and women who have given their lives for our freedom and to honor men […]
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Consumers of wine will sometimes turn down assistance from a sommelier or wine specialist because they don’t want to bother you for an “Everyday Wine” which to them means $9.99 or under and they believe their only options are for generic supermarket brands that are large production wines. They couldn’t be further from the […]
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It’s that time of the year, even though we should be doing this sort of thinking all year round, that if men don’t do something for Valentine’s Day, they could wind up on the couch. I think we can go 2 ways when picking up wine for Valentine’s Day to share with your significant […]
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We know I always say that “Wine is Not For Snobs”. Prosecco is a fun sparkling wine but it is NOT a Grape. It is the region it comes from. The grape varietal’s original name is Glera. In the North Central and Northeastern Region the D.O.C. Prosecco region is located in Treviso and the […]
Read More D.O.C.G. Prosecco Really Is Superiore!!
Eric Solomon Selections If you would have asked a young Eric Solomon what he wanted to do when he grew up, he would have told you he wanted to be a rock drummer, or a classically-trained percussionist, in earshot of his parents. So at 18 he found himself in London as the understudy to the […]
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Sure the Golden Rule is drink and eat whatever YOU personally like. I wanted to just review some Classic Wine Food Pairings that you can’t miss with. Yes, you can drink whatever wine you want with whatever food you want. With that said, there are some Wine and Food matches that just are “Classic” together. […]
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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 […]
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By far Prosecco is the most sought after sparkling wine categorgy next to Champagnes by wine consumers worldwide. Is it a grape? Is it a Champagne. Is it from America? These are the questions I get from blog followers and daily customers and therefore, it comes that time in our relationship that I can’t […]
Read More It’s Time We Had That Prosecco Talk!