I have gone over this subject a few hundred times but my daily interaction with wine consumers told me I needed to drive home this point, one more time. There are so many categories that consumers get confused about all due to lenient labeling laws on Jug Bottles and Box Wine in America. Port […]Read More Chablis is NOT a Wine! It’s a Village!
The poor communication between Sommelier and Customer as to what style of wine they really want has been an age old dilemma. Many people want a Red or White Wine that isn’t big and tannic and is just soft, and silky and fruity. They Mistakenly ask for a wine that has a HINT of […]Read More Don’t Say The “S” Word !!!
I hear this day in and day out from consumers. They hate all wines from 7-9 countries and they only believe one country is their palate and they have convinced themselves that is their personal taste and not that they are being closed minded. Literally, these people had one wine 10 years ago from one […]Read More People Hate An Entire Country’s Wines?
Good to be back from France and I hope you enjoyed my video montage of my journey. It was a Wine of A Kind Experience. For the younger ones, school started in most areas this week. For my blog followers, Wine School starts today. I hate to punish you on the first week of Wine […]Read More Wine School Started! Here’s Homework!
4th of July I always like to do a VLOG about wines that pair well with what most people do to celebrate , grilling and chilling. As a former Mixologist I thought since we have wines that are Reds, Whites we needed something Blue. I gave an added bonus of some Blue colored refreshing cocktails […]Read More July 4th: Reds, Whites, And “BLU”
Just like the frustration I have with Restaurants and a mediocre at best, selection of wines By The Glass, I have the same emotions about a wine shop that has a mediocre selection of Chilled Wines for “Grab And Go”. Usually it is the norm to put all the national recognizable stuff ONLY in […]Read More Chilled Wines For “Grab And Go”
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 […]Read More What Is A “Good Wine” ???
March Is Washington State Wine Month! Grape-fully yours, LarryRead More March 2018 “Captain Washington” To The Rescue
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Going back to my days on the Radio and Training Servers in Restaurants I still use Writer’s Embellishment to get my POINT across. After watching this video at least you will get the message that there is Way Way too much Pinot Grigio from Italy on the American Market but NO there are not 29,000,000 […]Read More So Many Italian Whites Other Than Pinot Grigio