Another New Year. I am hopeful as we started 2019 I notice a change in the large percentage of the consumers I speak to on a daily basis. Many but more than last year are not relying on phone apps, points, tasting notes or brand names any longer. I see many retaining the information […]Read More 2019! Wine Consumers Willing To Learn!
We have discussed this a little bit in many Vlogs. I still see it needed another mention. I watch people everyday buy multiple bottles of their supposedly favorite wine for the last 20 years and never once in my career has anyone been able to tell me what vintage or year of that wine […]Read More Your Favorite Wine? What Vintage?
Is it CVNE or CUNE? About 5 years ago Wine Spectator Magazine brought this famous Rioja Producer to the forefront by awarding their 2004 CVNE Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 95 Points and making it their Number One Wine of The Year on The Top 100 List of 2013. No one then, or not many now, […]Read More 100% Graciano From Rioja Is Unique
The day after the Christmas Holiday I will post the last part of the series on the Real Deal Value Champagnes. I hope your holiday season is going well so far! Grape-fully yours, LarryRead More Champagne Or Sparkling Wine? Brut Or Extra Dry Or Demi-Sec? Holiday Gifts Part 3
As the snowbirds from Canada come to South Florida and even locals are in constant search of a “Value Wine” with a less sugary taste than American Wines these days, I still want to stress that there is value in Bordeaux, White and Red. One of these value driven areas is located on the Right […]Read More Just The Tip Of The Ice-“Bourg”
List Of Some “Originals” To Try Pinot Gris From Alsace France Instead Of Pinot Grigio White Burgundy Instead of American Chardonnay Red Burgundy Instead Of American Pinot Noir Primitivo Di Manduria Instead of American Red Zinfandel Right Bank Bordeaux Instead Of American Merlot Vouvray Instead of American Chenin Blanc Sancerre Our Pouilly Fume Instead […]Read More If You Only Buy Wines By Grape Name, Try The Originals!
What Made Me HOT On Washington State Wine? Whether it is food or wine or even a genre of music, we tend to get stuck in a rut. Then all of a sudden, we hear a song or we taste a wine from another region of the world and our taste transitions from where we […]Read More What Was Your Transition Wine?
This is just the beginning folks. These are the ones I hear at least 20-30 Times per day that I wanted to give you the Real Facts about and erase all those Wive’s Tales out of your mind. Grape-fully yours, LarryRead More Viral Wine Myths…Dispelled !!
So many Wine Enthusiasts or especially Wine Collectors who have a large Cellar or Storage Unit, I do as well. Many I find however, have a stockpile of wines that they purchased to so call “Lay Down” and hold on to for years and years and years. Usually a Wine Collector will be on Mailing […]Read More Don’t Get Emotionally Attached To Your Wines! Drink Them!
This is one simple piece of Wine Education that you can memorize and repeat 200 times per day. Once it sinks in you will be way ahead of even some of the most long term Wine Enthusiasts in your level of Knowledge. Many of my guests either say they don’t like Chardonnay but they are […]Read More Simple Fact: Burgundy Is not A WINE! It Is A Region In France!