I think we have learned over and over that most wines in America that are labeled Cabernet or Merlot Or Zinfandel Or Syrah are NOT 100% of that varietal and are only required by law to have 75% and are blended. Then if that is a fact, what is in the wine sections labeled RED […]Read More If Cabs And Merlots Are Blended , Then What Is A Red Blend?
Whether it is a second professional opinion for medical reasons or a mechanic’s opinion on whether or not to buy a used car or in getting assistance to expand your palates in the wine world, expert opinions are only helpful to the person seeking them if they are willing to let that professional help them. […]Read More Can Experts Help You? ONLY If you Let Them!!
I realize even for myself, change is difficult. We all get stuck in ruts. I interact with so many consumers on a daily basis shopping at the retail store I work at, that has a large wine selection, who in 15 years never knew we had 10 other Aisles with wines from all over the […]Read More Are You Stuck In Aisle #1??
2019 going on 2020 there is so much wine out there and so many ways to find interesting and unique wines such as your local retailer, online shopping, wine clubs, tasting rooms, wine apps, that you could literally live to be 100 and never have to drink the same wine twice. It still amazes me, […]Read More So Many Unique Wines And So Many Ways To Find Them!
Great Under $15 Wine Value Purchase after purchase plus availability in all areas of the world, I believe the wines of the Southern Rhone are still offering the best bang for the buck no matter where you purchase your wines from. In that Under $15 price range, in the surrounding areas of Chateauneuf Du Pape […]Read More Southern Rhone, Great Value!
I am just like the average wine consumer. I look for value especially for everyday drinking. This video is about Iconic Vintages. Ones that come to mind are, 1996 , 2002, Champagnes. 2000, 2001 Barolo and Barbaresco. 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. 2005 Bordeaux and Burgundy. 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir. Right now we have an Iconic […]Read More Iconic Vintages? Time To Stock Up!
Whether a retail store or restaurant wine list, we sommeliers get asked this question 50-100 times per day. Where are your Cabernets?! At the store location I work at we have 8 Sections or more full of wine from all over the world and 95% gravitate to one area and never view the rest […]Read More Where Is Your Cabernet Section? Umm?
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 !!
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!!!
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