Every November I have to do the same video and disagree with all of my Somm Colleagues and Brother and Sisterhood about what wine to drink on the big Feast Day of Thanksgiving. It’s Simple! There are thousands of pairings for Turkey. Do you remember however that this is the day we cook our traditional […]Read More Wines For THANKSGIVING Not For TURKEY!!!
Who Is Andrew Latta? Latta Wines was founded in 2011 by winemaker and owner Andrew Latta. It is the product of years of sweat equity. He was once one of us. He started at the bottom to arrive where he is now. He was born and raised in Kentucky, the restaurant world his path to […]Read More This Grenache is A “LATTA” Wine!!
I wish I could find a link to his article but I couldn’t. Matt Kramer from Wine Spectator wrote this article about 8 years ago called “Don’t Be An Idiot During The Holidays” It stuck with me! This video embellishes on what he meant. Don’t feel bad if you were an idiot as all of […]Read More Don’t Be An Idiot During The Holidays!
YES!! This Is Pinot Gris/Grigio Grapes!! Yes Pinot Grigio Drinkers! Pinot Gris first of all is the same grape variety that in Italian is pronounced Pinot Grigio. Secondly, Pinot Gris (Gray) Is a grayish colored RED SKINNED Grape. That white wine you order constantly is made from the juice of a Red Skinned Grape! That […]Read More Is It Rosé? Is it Orange Wine? Is It Red Wine? No! It’s Pinot Gris/Grigio!
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!
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!!
Sommeliers don’t know anything about Dentistry or The Stock Market. We study wine. We learn the art of pairing wine with food and matching guest’s palates with the right recommendations within the right budget. This video urges consumers in any situation that can use the help of a “Professional Opinion” to use O.P.B. or […]Read More Use O.P.B During O.N.D. !
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!