The Toughest Part Of My Job It’s something that most in my business can’t do but I based my entire somm career on my credibility. Reviewing the wines made by people you discovered and whom became friends with is like having to say your wife’s meatloaf is the best you ever had…but not if you […]Read More Moonspell Cab Gets a Big Needed Facelift!
Does that water you drink make you feel SMART? Is that frozen dinner really HEALTHY? Does that white wine make you RELAX over any other white wine? This is marketing catch phrases. Marketing companies are paid the big bucks to figure out in a competitive market how to get you to choose their product […]Read More Gluten Free, Vegan, Organic, Labeling?
Meet Brett When it came to football, Brett Favre was one of the best in the game Meet Brett #2 This, when it comes to wine is probably one of the single most controversial subjects when it comes to wine so I expect a bunch of backlash. Remember this is just one person’s blog and […]Read More It’s Not Funk, It’s A Fault!!
Most retailers and restaurant wine lists carry either very little or literally none of the wines from Greece. Somewhere some consumer had a petrol tasting Retsina and they pegged the entire country of Greece as low quality wines. In fact, they are some of the greatest and food friendly wines in the world. We […]Read More It’s Greek To Me !!!
6 Generations Of Passion In some families one generation follows the next in the same trade, in particular when passion serves to pass on the torch! This is the case here on the land of the Domaine des Bouzons, where six generations of a dedicated family of winegrowers and winemakers have tended to the vineyard. […]Read More Best Rhone Value In YEARS!!!
Washington State Syrah…NOPE! Washingon State Anything….NOPE! Greek Wines…NOPE! Roero Arneis.. NOPE! Pinotage , South Africa….NOPE! FINALLY…after years and years and years of marketing and focusing on any grape that starts with the word Pinot…as in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc… Oregon…YES!!!!! Even though I personally and others have been preaching the gospel for […]Read More It’s Willamette DAMN-IT!!
Dusted Valley’s Second Label In 2003, Wisconsin natives Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel left the comforts of their corporate jobs to move to Walla Walla and fulfill their dream of crafting world-class wine. Combining Washington State grapes with their rough and tumble know-how and a sizeable piece of their souls, the family created Dusted Valley […]Read More Boomtown Trying To Please Everyone!!
Whether a retail store or restaurant wine list, we sommeliers get asked this question 50-100 times per day. Where are your Cabernets?! At the store location I work at we have 8 Sections or more full of wine from all over the world and 95% gravitate to one area and never view the rest […]Read More Where Is Your Cabernet Section? Umm?
Domaine Remiziéres I deal with it everyday. “Where are your Cabs”? “I Hate Syrah” “Full Body Cabs” . I like Cabernet Sauvignon as much as the next Red Wine Lover. I refuse to believe that any Red Wine Lover truly doesn’t like Syrah. I say that with confidence not to be rude, cause every time […]Read More Don’t Like Syrah? Try Another One!
South Tyrol better known to Italians as Alto Adige includes part of the Dolomites. Austrians in German call that area Süditrol. Italians say they feel like they are living in Italy but feel like they are Austrian. It used to be considered part of Austria right up in the Alps. Either way there is […]Read More Monasteries Make Great Wines!