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!!
I have had at one time of my life, a healthy bank account and considered myself wealthy. I am just a middle class guy now in 2018. Either way, I think a Wine in my opinion, should not be recommended by a Sommelier or Purchased by A Consumer even if you have disposable income, unless […]Read More Rich Or Poor, Buy Wines With “QPR”
One of the most famous French Wines in the World is from the area in the Southern Rhone Valley in France is called Chateauneuf Du Pape (The New Home Of The Popes). There are 13 grape varietals permitted to use in this area. For the Reds the most popular or widely used are Grenache, Syrah […]Read More A Poor Man’s Chateauneuf Du Pape
Bubbles Not Just For Celebrations I always say that sparkling wines or Champagne are usually thought by most average consumers to be Celebration Wines. I drink them all the time and so should you. They are one of the most food friendly category of wines. They pair with almost everything and almost every cheese as […]Read More Washington Bubbles To Start The Celebration!
Meet The Nicolis Family The history of this family has always been intimately bound to the art of wine growing. Here in San Pietro in Cariano, they are in the heart of the VALPOLICELLA (Valley Of The Many Cellars) Classico zone, and caring for their own land here has always been an important part of […]Read More This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Valpolicella!
As the snowbirds from Canada come to South Florida and even locals are in constant search of a “Value Wine” with a less sugary taste than American Wines these days, I still want to stress that there is value in Bordeaux, White and Red. One of these value driven areas is located on the Right […]Read More Just The Tip Of The Ice-“Bourg”
Interesting article in the New York Times last week that sadly predicts the future of wine in America as becoming only a dessert wine like Port or Icewine. . It made sense after I read it, how we raise our children from a very young age to have Soda, Dessert as a Treat, Ice Cream, […]Read More Who Says Bordeaux Is Not Everyday Wine??
Wines Purchased In Video Macon Chaintre, White Burgundy, France (Chardonnay) — $13.99 2 Bottles Domaine De Joy Cotes De Gascogne White, France– $7.99 Giovanna Tantini Chiaretto Rose, Bardolino, Italy, $13.99 Bodegas Campinia Sabor Real, Tinto De Toro (Tempranillo), Spain–$9.99 Wrongo Dongo, Monastrell, Jumilla Spain– $8.99 Paint The Town Red, Rosso (Primitivo/Cabernet)- Manduria Italy– $8.99 Undone […]Read More Shopping For Wines : A Baker’s Dozen!
Above is the map of the Southern Region Of France known as The Languedoc. 46% Of the Wines coming out of this area come from the Large Area in Pink…Corbieres. The Grapes…Mostly Rhone Varietals You can still be a “RHONE RANGER” and find your Grenache, Syrah, Carignan And Mourvedre type wines that are very complex […]Read More Corbieres-The Best Value In Languedoc-Roussillon
It boasts tremendous intensity as well as a big, sweet bouquet of creme de cassis, black cherry liqueur, licorice, and roasted meats bathed in Provencal herbs. With superb purity, full body, and no hard edges, this savory, mouthfilling red will drink well for 2-3 years. Ok! You’re walking around a wine retail shop like the […]Read More “It’s The TASTE That’s All That Matters”!!