Stop Hating On South Africa South African Wines have limited presence in most wine retail stores or on Restaurant Wine Lists. Someone must have had that one bad Pinotage that smelled like the inside of a Band Aid and spread the word on Social Media that ALL Wines from South Africa Suck? I don’t know […]Read More Like All Black Pearls…A Rare Gem!
Clarification. During the video you will hear me say Menage A Trois is a California Malbec but the label says Mendoza Argentina in the VLOG.. It is a product of Argentina since the grapes are shipped from there to the Winery In California that Produces the Wine and Bottles it… So technically it is a […]Read More What’s Your Style of Wine. Nothing Else Matters!
All forms of any product for Sale hires Marketing Companies to “BRAND” their products via advertising, social media, hashtags, direct mailings, market presence. I too fall for that with a brand of Ibuprofen I only buy Advil or a brand of Pants I want Dockers only. With Wine, I promise you it is better to […]Read More Buy The Wine…Not The Names
What The Heck is a Cru Bourgeois?? It really is no wonder that most wine consumers stay clear of the French Wine sections on Restaurant Wine Lists or in Wine Retail Stores. I am a Certified Level 2 Sommelier and the French especially, change their classification systems more frequently than I change my socks, and […]Read More Cru Bourgeois ??= Good Stuff!!
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”
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!!!
Wines Purchased In Video Macon Chaintre, White Burgundy, France (Chardonnay) — $13.99 2 Bottles Domaine De Joy Cotes De Gascogne White, France– $7.99 Giovanna Tantini Chiaretto Rose, Bardolino, Italy, $13.99 Bodegas Campinia Sabor Real, Tinto De Toro (Tempranillo), Spain–$9.99 Wrongo Dongo, Monastrell, Jumilla Spain– $8.99 Paint The Town Red, Rosso (Primitivo/Cabernet)- Manduria Italy– $8.99 Undone […]Read More Shopping For Wines : A Baker’s Dozen!
I am a couple of days late celebrating #GrenacheDay around the World. It’s always been one of my favorite Grape Varieties but I personally love the expression of this grape from very old vines in the High Altitude Areas of Northeastern Spain where they refer to the grape as Garnacha! Where Is This Region Calatayud […]Read More You Say Grenache I Say Garnacha!
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Sadly, for 25 years no one listened to us Sommeliers or Retailers about Rose Wine being DRY not Sweet like Blush. On Social Media the hashtag #Roseallday and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have turned most Wine Lists and Offerings at a Wine Retailer into a SEA Full […]Read More Rosés: Can Too Much Of A Good Thing Be A Bad Thing?
In my Restaurant Somm Days just like this sign says I thought Dolcetto D’Alba from the Northwest Italian Region of Piedmont, was an “EVERYDAY WINE”. I found them very boring and one dimensional to be perfectly honest and very rarely drink one. Then I Learned About “DOGLIANI” Everyone, even a Master Sommelier, learns something new […]Read More Dogliani.. It’s All About Dolcetto !