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, […]Read More Value Red From Spain’s Northwest Region
This recent Pandemic should teach all wine lovers a life lesson. YOLO, The days of past are limited to very few Wine Enthusiasts of buying wines and laying them down in their cellar for 5 or more years to age. I don’t advocate not having a handful of wines you are saving for that special […]Read More Buy Wines To Drink Today Not In 5 Years !
OK!! The Secret Santa and White Elephant, And Buying for OTHER people season is over. This is now ALL ABOUT YOU. When you go to the heart of the Champagne region, to any restaurant, small or very large list of Champagnes will be none of the ones you have ever heard of. Why you ask? […]Read More Don’t Buy Hype! Try And Buy New Champagnes
We Should Drink More NZ Pinot Noir The perfect conditions for the finicky grape Pinot Noir is on the South Islands of New Zealand yet most consumers equate NZ with is Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a little darker in color than Oregon Pinots but they don’ blend there and they have similar flavor profiles and as […]Read More More To NZ Than Sauvignon Blanc!
So many non meat and fish only and vegetarians are depriving themselves of drinking Red Wines because they are falsely buying into the myth that Red Wine with Meats and White Wines with Fish or Salads etc. There are so many regions in the world for example, Sicily, Puglia in Southern Italy where Fish […]Read More Red Wine With Fish Or Veggies? Yes!!
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”