I Love This Region Of Spain Most people when it comes to Spanish Wine think of 1- Rioja and 2-Ribera Del Duero both which are Tempranillo based. I have spoken about my favorite 2 areas who are very close neighbors in the Northeast corner of Spain 1- Priorat and 2- Montsant. These areas are shaded […]Read More 3 Soil Types. 3 Grape Types 1 Great Wine!
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!!
List Of Some “Originals” To Try Pinot Gris From Alsace France Instead Of Pinot Grigio White Burgundy Instead of American Chardonnay Red Burgundy Instead Of American Pinot Noir Primitivo Di Manduria Instead of American Red Zinfandel Right Bank Bordeaux Instead Of American Merlot Vouvray Instead of American Chenin Blanc Sancerre Our Pouilly Fume Instead […]Read More If You Only Buy Wines By Grape Name, Try The Originals!
So many Wine Enthusiasts or especially Wine Collectors who have a large Cellar or Storage Unit, I do as well. Many I find however, have a stockpile of wines that they purchased to so call “Lay Down” and hold on to for years and years and years. Usually a Wine Collector will be on Mailing […]Read More Don’t Get Emotionally Attached To Your Wines! Drink Them!
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 !
Champagne Season??? When is that? If we can drink Wine all Year Long and Beer all year long..who says we can’t enjoy Champagne All Year Long? This VLOG was intended to let a Wine Consumer make a Smart Buying Decision. It’s all about the QPR. Branding and Marketing works but when it comes to our […]Read More QPR (Quality To Price Ratio) Champagnes
SPOILER ALERT. BIG SECRET REVEALED!! I am elated that 1- This item is back in stock at all our ABC Fine Wine Locations in Florida and 2- I can share this SECRET with you for when you are like me and have CHAMPAGNE TASTES but a SPARKLING WINE BUDGET. Franciacorta is your answer. They Age […]Read More Franciacorta! The SECRET Of The Sparkling Wine World!
Paradox? You might not need any DOCS to live to be 100. The French Paradox has many authors and TV Shows like 60 Minutes doing articles and segments about. They eat high fat meats, cheeses, butters, cream and yet they are the picture of good health, low cholesterol, no clogged arteries and thank goodness for […]Read More The French Paradox: Eat High Fat, Be Healthy??
Too much of a good thing is never good. That’s what I think happened to the lack of American interest in Australian Wine. Just like Americans associate ALL GREEK WINE with RETSINA (tastes like gasoline) and refuse to drink this category of some of the finest wines in the world, they do the same thing […]Read More Don’t Let The Kangaroo Scare You Away From Aussie Wines!!