Who Is Andrew Latta? Latta Wines was founded in 2011 by winemaker and owner Andrew Latta. It is the product of years of sweat equity. He was once one of us. He started at the bottom to arrive where he is now. He was born and raised in Kentucky, the restaurant world his path to […]Read More This Grenache is A “LATTA” Wine!!
It’s getting closer everyday and some early shoppers already have been asking my advice about Wines as a Gift for The Holidays. I know many people shopping for the gifts have no clue about wine and they are either attracted to a pretty label or how the winery packages the wine or even just a […]Read More Wine Labels And Packaging Don’t Matter! It’s What’s Inside The Bottle That Counts!
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!
I have gone over this subject a few hundred times but my daily interaction with wine consumers told me I needed to drive home this point, one more time. There are so many categories that consumers get confused about all due to lenient labeling laws on Jug Bottles and Box Wine in America. Port […]Read More Chablis is NOT a Wine! It’s a Village!
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