There are a handful of countries or wine producing regions that consumers think of in a negative way as low end wine. Australia, Greece, New York State, South Africa, and Sadly, Chile. Somehow, consumers believe Chile is the home of large format table wines and lower end bulk wines. That couldn’t be further from […]Read More Warmer Weather.. Get Chile!
Mayday, Mayday! May is here and we have one month long celebration and one Sunday celebration. May is Oregon Wine Month and Sunday is Mother’s Day. I have some suggestions for Pinot Gris/Grigio, Pinot Noirs that would be perfect for Mom or Brunch as well as honoring Oregon Wine Month. Two Celebrations with One […]Read More May: Two Celebrations, One State’s Wine!
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 […]Read More Everyday Wine…At Everyday Prices!
Constantly about 99% of consumers looking for a white wine especially from Italy ask for a Pinot Grigio. Italians have so many wonderful diverse white wines and yet in Italy very few drink Pinot Grigio. For the most part, with few exceptions they are boring and not complex. Pinot Gris (Gree) is the original […]Read More Let’s A-Gris To Not Diss-A-Gris!
Myself included, am on a budget when I buy wine for everyday drinking. If there is one comment all my customers say on a regular basis is “I just need a wine for everyday drinking. Nothing special.” I get that. Do you know what? You are special. Life is special. We see on the […]Read More Always Be Celebrating…Life !!
The luck of the Irish and the knowledge of a Certified Sommelier could be a good combination! Yes, I know that most people who are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day will be eating Corned Beef and Cabbage and drinking Stout Beer and Irish Whiskey and Irish Car Bombs etc but it is very possible for […]Read More Corned Beef And Cabbage And Wine!!
When I think about all the wine producing countries in the world, I truly believe that Italy offers the most diversity. I think that just about any palate, bubbly, red, white, rose, sweet, dessert wines, dry wines, wine cellar wines, Italy offers it all. Sadly, many people when they hear me suggest Italian wine, […]Read More Italian Wines: Something for Everyone!
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
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. […]Read More Wine And Food Pairings… Classics
Most novice consumers say the grape Sauvignon and they don’t know there is a Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Wine) and Sauvignon Blanc (White Wine) ! We speak so much about Cabernet, I thought I would speak about the many different expressions of the White Sauvignon from all over the world. Hope you had a great […]Read More Let’s Talk About The Other “Sauvignon”