From Minnesota To Argentina Above are Piattelli Vineyards‘ owner Jon and Arlene Malinski who are Minnesota natives and lifelong residents who have spent the past 15 years passionate about Argentina’s wine after they found the potential for a winery on vacation in 2000. The original winery was owned in the 1940’s by descendants of the […]Read More Malbec? I Cry For You Argentina :-(((
The Story Of Baer Winery Winemaker Lance Baer founded Baer Winery in 2000 with a single passion—to bring something unique to Woodinville. After years of working with some of the most prestigious wineries in the area, Lance wanted to take his winemaking skills in his own direction. Lance succeeded in handcrafting blends distinctly his own, […]Read More A Shining “Star” Merlot Made For A Cab Drinker!
Every November I have to do the same video and disagree with all of my Somm Colleagues and Brother and Sisterhood about what wine to drink on the big Feast Day of Thanksgiving. It’s Simple! There are thousands of pairings for Turkey. Do you remember however that this is the day we cook our traditional […]Read More Wines For THANKSGIVING Not For TURKEY!!!
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!
Who is Chris Dowsett?? Chris Dowsett has been around the game in Washington especially, even though very small production. Currently he has done a really great job in some really tough shoes to fill and that was to replace Brilliant Winemaker Caleb Foster for Nina Buty wines which are produced and bottled in that Walla […]Read More The JORY Is Out! An OK Pinot Noir From Chris Dowsett
I wish I could find a link to his article but I couldn’t. Matt Kramer from Wine Spectator wrote this article about 8 years ago called “Don’t Be An Idiot During The Holidays” It stuck with me! This video embellishes on what he meant. Don’t feel bad if you were an idiot as all of […]Read More Don’t Be An Idiot During The Holidays!
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!
Great Under $15 Wine Value Purchase after purchase plus availability in all areas of the world, I believe the wines of the Southern Rhone are still offering the best bang for the buck no matter where you purchase your wines from. In that Under $15 price range, in the surrounding areas of Chateauneuf Du Pape […]Read More Southern Rhone, Great Value!
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!
Houses Of The Forest! Houses of the Forest in Spanish is Casas Del Bosque. I have reviewed their other wines but never their Carmenere. Family owned winery Casas del Bosque was founded in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari. The son of an Italian immigrant, he had always dreamed of having his own vineyard and chanced […]Read More Carmenere Has To Be Done Right!