An Oregon Wine By An Oregon Guy John Grochau was first introduced to wine and the winemaking landscape in his early 20’s, while racing bicycles for a French team in the Loire Valley. For several years, he raced through some of France’s most revered winemaking regions including Champagne, Burgundy and the across the Loire Valley. […]Read More An Oregon Pinot From G.C. With No B.S.
Barolo Is Not A Grape Many wine consumers think that Barolo and Barbaresco and even Gattinara are grapes or types of wine. Wrong! In the northwestern corner of Italy in Piedmont there is a Grape Varietal called “Nebbiolo” and it is used 100% in the Villages named Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. Above is an aerial […]Read More Barolo, Barbaresco On A Budget!
Sud De France Sud De France basically is re-imaging of the South Of France mainly in the Languedoc-Roussillon area along the Mediterranean that many people thought of as table wine. Taking part in a race towards global excellence, the winemakers in Languedoc-Roussillon grow sparkling wines, sweet wines, red wines, white wines, and a range of […]Read More A Merlot That Tastes Like A Merlot!
Eric Solomon Selections If you would have asked a young Eric Solomon what he wanted to do when he grew up, he would have told you he wanted to be a rock drummer, or a classically-trained percussionist, in earshot of his parents. So at 18 he found himself in London as the understudy to the […]Read More The Reigning King Of Spain: Eric Solomon
Wanna Take A Guess??? Those beautiful vineyards are not in Europe or California or South America. This is one of the Wagner Vineyards in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Wagner Vineyards, Family Tradition! Wagner Vineyards was founded in Lodi, New York by Bill Wagner, a lifelong resident of the area and grape […]Read More “If You Can Make Wine There, You Can….”
The Southern Rhone Valley Along the Rhone River you have the dominant Syrah based wines or 100% Syrahs of Cornas, Crozes Hermitage, Hermitage , Cote Rotie. As you can see on the map, the Southern Rhone , which is mostly Grenache Dominant Wines you have Cotes Du Rhone, Vacqueyras, the famous Chateauneuf du Pape and […]Read More “G” In Gigondas Equals Grenache
La Spinona La Spinona is a company that represents its founder Pietro Berutti, a man of great experience who believed in Barbaresco since the 1940s. Pietro’s son Gualtiero, an experienced veterinary surgeon, brought his expertise not only to the breeding of Piemontese cattle, but also to the cultivation of the vineyards and selection of […]Read More La Spinona, A Man’s Best Friend
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!
Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo is the main grape used in Spain. I have mentioned between different regions in Spain and the Country of Portugal the grape has over 200 Synonyms. The wine for today comes from the famous Ribera del Duero (The Duero River) which you can see on the map is south of Rioja […]Read More Tempranillo For The 21st Century
Today is the day that Wine Spectator magazine starts revealing their Top 10 Wines of 2018 little by little until the end of the week the entire Top 100 Wines including their Number One Wine Of The Year. It’s all HYPE!. I am a Certified Level 2 Sommelier and I am here to tell you […]Read More Only Wine Review That Matters…YOURS!