As soon as I suggest to a consumer retail or in Restaurants, Italian Wine, they hold their hands up and say they don’t like Chianti and they hate Pinot Grigio. I need you to be a little more open minded because in my professional opinion, no other country that produces wine has something for […]Read More Italy: Wines For Every Palate
The Oscars and Emmys is way too long. Every once in awhile I like to put together The “Larrys” awards. A good handful of my favorite wines that I recommend in several different categories. There are some dark horse nominees that won this time but I think this is a good guide for my […]Read More May I Have The Envelope Please?
A Unique Area Of Burgundy, Mecurey In 2011, Benoît Eschard, an “Arts & Métiers” engineering graduate, decided to take over Domaine Jeannin-Naltet in Mercurey, from his uncle who was looking for a successor.Benoît’s motivation for taking it over was a more personal one. He was taking on, not just a family heritage, but a vineyard, […]Read More The “Mercurey Is Rising In Burgundy
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?