Every Thanksgiving I get asked by customers, blog followers, friends and periodicals, “What Wines Go Well With Turkey”. Every year, I say the same response. “The holiday plate is not just about a slice of Turkey. What about the sugar in the candied yams, cranberry sauce or relish, spices in savory stuffings, herbs used to […]Read More Thanksgiving Wines, Not TURKEY Wines!
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
It’s almost time for the 3rd Thursday of November (This year November 15th) When the French will release the Beaujolais Nouveau and American Consumers will line up asking for it, with the very false belief that this is the wine you are supposed to drink with Thanksgiving Dinner. I love the area of Beaujolais. […]Read More Beaujolais..YES! Nouveau…NO!!
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!
The Northern Rhone Valley, France We have talked about being a “RHONE RANGER” in previous blogs. I am proud to say I am one. I love the Grape Varietals of the Rhone, Red and White. I still get perplexed when Wine Retailers are carrying less and less Syrah as they say customers don’t want Syrah […]Read More If You Don’t Like Syrah..You Haven’t Had A Good One Yet!
2012 My Favorite Vintage Ever In Oregon For those of you who know me, I still stand by my opinion that 2012 was the perfect Oregon Pinot Noir Vintage in my lifetime. The weather conditions were just perfect. To be honest, after tasting so many they all tasted the same . One was as delicious […]Read More 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir Revisited.. From Really Old Soil
One correction. Black Pearl (Parrl) by mistake in the video is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Shiraz) I got them reversed. Either way it is a very balanced wine and provides good value as all the wines in the video do. Change your mindset. Check out South African wines. Grape-fully yours, LarryRead More Wines From South Africa Are Not All “Rubber–ish”
Chiavennasca (KEY–OV-UH-NASS-CUH) In The Northwest region of Italy known as Piedmont, Nebbiolo is used in 3 D.O.C.G villlages. Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. All 3,Barolo the most popular are pretty pricey or at least around $45.00 Minimum Retail. In Langhe which is not a D.O.C.G. you get a better bang for your buck with Nebbiolo. In […]Read More A Poor Man’s Barolo And Barbaresco
One Of The Parents Of Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc crossbred with Sauvignon Blanc is how we have the popular grape varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. It is one of the principle Black Grapes used in wines worldwide and one of the 5 Red Grapes used to blend in Bordeaux. Most “Right Bank” Bordeauxs from Saint Emilion as […]Read More Let Me Be “Franc” (Fronk)
Cotes Du Roussillon Is The Best Bang For The Buck Most wine consumers when thinking about wines from France think of Bordeaux or Burgundy. Great Wines…. Poor Value. I have spoken about the southern French Wine Region of Languedoc-Roussillon in previous posts especially Corbieres. There is so much selection from these villages in the south […]Read More Your Red Wine Life Is About To Get REAL!!!