What is a Transition Wine?? It is that one wine or one grape varietal that changed your palate so much, that it transitioned you into a whole new world of wine. I get asked often, what made me Captain Washington. What was my transition wine that had me so enamored with the wines from Washington […]Read More A Black Tongue Made Me Captain Washington!
Mary Poppins wasn’t talking about wines when she sang “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. Consumers get confused when it comes to a wine that is smooth and ripe and dry versus a wine that is well….downright sweet! Technically a wine is DRY Wine when all the natural grape sugar eats […]Read More A Spoonful of Sugar Doesn’t Help The Wine Go Down!!
Our Block Series wines are limited edition wines. When a famous winery has leftover juice on an exceptional year, they offer the wine to a retailer to make a private label wine. Normally, we don’t even know who the winery is that made the wine. In the case of Block 1029 Conner Lee Vineyard, Washington […]Read More Limited Cab Makes Limited Return To Sunrise, Florida!
The Toughest Part Of My Job It’s something that most in my business can’t do but I based my entire somm career on my credibility. Reviewing the wines made by people you discovered and whom became friends with is like having to say your wife’s meatloaf is the best you ever had…but not if you […]Read More Moonspell Cab Gets a Big Needed Facelift!
It’s been many years but it’s time for me to take a vacation. As much as i speak about the fine wines of Washington State, I have never been there. I decided it was about time!. I will have lots to blog about when I return. Of course you can follow my adventures on […]Read More Take a “Wine-Cation”
Just like any other holiday, gift giving has two different theories especially when it comes to Wine and Spirits. Trust me! Even if you don’t know what to get your father and you ask someone that knows what he drinks, they are 99.9% going to text you a picture or suggest a wine or […]Read More Wine And Whisky For Dad!
Every Spring and Summer I am confused and perplexed when I read or hear people say that Rosé Season is here?? When did it go away? The category of Rosé wines are literally the most food friendly category all year long. Almost every type of food in any season pairs well with this category. Is […]Read More Rosé Season??? I didn’t Get The Memo!
Red Mountain A.V.A Captain Washington is happy to see that the new members to ABC Fine Wine and Spirit’s Block Wine Family is including a couple of more from Washington State. I notice that almost all except one are all made by Precept Brands in their Waterbrook Walla Walla large facility. What I like is […]Read More This Wine’s Comin’ Round The Mountain!
95% of customers I assist with recommendations whether buying for themselves or for someone else, ask for a Red Wine. I think the reason for this is that most wine consumers only think of White Wine as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. There are thousands of other grape varietals that produce white wines […]Read More Dreaming Of A WHITE Wine Christmas
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 […]Read More I Practice What I Preach!