How fast is that wine?

I’ve got seriously bad news for you, fella. No one is impressed by your ‘I don’t drink white wines’ stance. Actually, it makes you look like an ass. Here’s the thing…it’s really ok to prefer a particular wine or a specific grape over another. One could even claim not to like wines from a particular[…]

March 30, 2018: Wines of Spring

Pierre-Marie Chermette ‘Domaine du Vissoux’ Beaujolais Blanc  2016 Regular Price $22.99 Sale price $17.99 Chardonnay has long had a home in Beaujolais, to the surprise of many. This beautiful and full bodied wine is sourced from three distinct vineyard sites, each contributing a different attribute to the wine. Vinified and aged in stainless steel (with[…]

Rosé is NOT a summer wine!

Ok, for the record, I really and truly love rosé. I love the freshness, the brisk acidity, the versatility. Furthermore, I was an early adopter. I was drinking (and selling) rosés 20 years ago, back when people were convinced that all pink (blush!) wines were white zinfandel and that serious wine people didn’t drink THAT[…]

Misunderstanding Italian Wines

  I love Italian wines. I’ll argue that the grapes and wines from Italy are among the most diverse and thereby, fascinating in the world. The wines are distinctly local…wines from Tuscany are not at all like those from Piedmont or Calabria or Veneto or Alto Adige. The grapes are seldom the same from one[…]

We have to talk about Riesling

Throughout history, Riesling has been revered for its pure fruit flavors and vibrant acidity, it’s astonishing diversity of styles, versatility with food, and its ability to age for decades. It is at once both delicate and intense; crisp and juicy; floral and mineral; refreshing and complex; transparent and dense. The best Rieslings are pure fruit,[…]

Off the Shelf: March 14, 2018

2013 Villa Creek Luna Matta Vineyard Adelaida District, Paso Robles Regular Price $59.99 Sale price $29.99 Spicy, mineral-accented blackberry, incense and lavender on the nose, with a subtle dusting of white pepper. Sappy and densely packed, offering appealingly sweet blackfruit and floral flavors and building spiciness. Finishes very long, with vibrant dark berry and spice-cake[…]