More To NZ Than Sauvignon Blanc!

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 […]

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Buy The Wine…Not The Names

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 […]

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Cru Bourgeois ??= Good Stuff!!

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 […]

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Shopping For Wines : A Baker’s Dozen!

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 […]

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You Say Grenache I Say Garnacha!

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 […]

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