It’s after the holidays and a new year and many of us are financially tapped out. To me all throughout the year and even when I curated restaurant wine lists as a Sommelier, I always differ from many of my colleagues opinions. BOLD STATEMENT ALERT!!!! CLOSE YOUR EYES FELLOW SOMMS. “No Wine Is Worth […]Read More Wine’s All About The QPR!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. I drink bubbles all year long but many just want to pop the cork to ring in the New Year. This is a busy busy day as people are confused with all the options and usually just go with what they know. […]Read More Q.P.R. Vintage Bubbly. Can’t Beat Haton!
Tough To Do Reviews On Friends See!!! I am a sucker for Dimples!! Those of you who have been regular blog readers from over 10 years ago, you know that I have talked about this lady above Annette Bergevin AKA :Dimples, AKA : Wine Gal. In 2002 the shared dreams of 2 best friends of […]Read More The Devil…She’s Back In My Life!
What Are Block Wines? Just to reiterate what the Block Wines are sourced and certified by ABC Fine Wine and Spirits and exclusively sold in Florida by ABC. They are sourced from famous, quality wineries who have an exceptional vintage and leftover quality juice from that specific vintage. They make a ONE TIME only batch […]Read More Another Washington Wine On The Block!
The Pope Of Italian Wine Everyone has a different palate. I don’t want you to take anyone’s review of a wine as the end all be all, including mine. When it comes to Ian D’Agata almost like Robert Parker on Bordeaux, or Allen Meadows “The Burghound” on Burgundy, my ears perk up, I pay attention […]Read More Ian D’Agata Speaks… I LISTEN!!
Have You Seen This Face? Let’s just start with Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe properties. 1- Chateau Pape-Clement Graves 2- Chateau Fombauge, St. Emilion, 3- Chateau La Tour Carnet, Haut- Medoc and 4-Clos Haut= Peyraguay in Sauternes. That is just the very tip of the Iceberg. You will see this face on the back of bottles […]Read More At 83 Bernard Magrez Still Going Strong!
Oregon Has A Cocky “Latitude” I know to many of my customers and friends this may be repetitive. I can’t help myself. I am a true Pinotphile!!! Only the people who grow this finicky, thin skinned grape and consumers who are seduced by the original home of the grape in Burgundy, France like myself, will […]Read More It’s “Will-Amette— Damn-it”!!
This entire blog is dedicated to less snobbery and bragging rights when it comes to Wines. I think for the everyday average consumer or even a Somm like me, there is a plethora of Wines in that “Sweet Spot” of $10-$20 that wouldn’t be “Good For The Price” but rather “Great For The Price” I […]Read More Under $20 Wines Are The “Sweet Spot”
Stop Hating On South Africa South African Wines have limited presence in most wine retail stores or on Restaurant Wine Lists. Someone must have had that one bad Pinotage that smelled like the inside of a Band Aid and spread the word on Social Media that ALL Wines from South Africa Suck? I don’t know […]Read More Like All Black Pearls…A Rare Gem!
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”