Bierzo in Castilla y Leon This is the Map of the Province of Castilla y Leon in the Northwest Region of Spain. Just to the right of Portugal and the other side of the Douro River and up in the tip of the left corner across from Galicia, the home of the famous Albarino grape, […]
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We speak about branching out and drinking wines outside of your comfort zone. Many consumers tell me “I do I do! I drink wines from all over the world” When I ask them what wines they drink from all of these different countries, they still roll off the laundry list of the same 4-5 grape […]
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Owners Carl And Marilynn Thoma In his youth he learned to love agriculture from his family’s cattle ranch in California. In his adulthood, Carl got his degree in agricultural economic in Oklahoma and became a equity fund manager. Marilynn got her B.S. degree as well in Oklahoma and a MBA at Stanford. A love of […]
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Who Is Aryn Morell? I Surely Know Now! I Must admit as much as I am Captain Washington, Aryn Morell wasn’t in my wheelhouse until this review. Aryn Morell is originally from Western Washington and was a top golfer growing up. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), for their golf program and […]
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I would say that the most frequent wine questions I get are “What temperature should I keep my white wines and red wines at”. “Should I drink White Wines cold and Red Wines Room Temperature” I hope this video clears both up for you. One Tip:…. Don’t ever buy a DUAL TEMPERATURE Wine Fridge […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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