Becoming a Wine Expert

My experience in taking the Introductory Sommelier Exam L1 was exciting and stressful at the same time. This exam is one that a person cannot study the night before and think one can pass.

2017 Desparada Fragment Sauvignon Blanc – Again

This wine is more than just a "pop and pour" Sauvignon Blanc. It is sensual, luxurious, fragrant, and very delicious.

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine!

Before you jump to conclusions, no, I'm not (re)married! This post is by my friend and today's guest author, Andras. He recently remarried and he and his new wife honeymooned in the wine country of South Africa around Cape Town.

Wine Spectator Grand Tour Las Vegas! And an Oops.

The concept of the Wine Spectator Grand Tour is pretty simple: showcase over 240 90+ point wines to ravening oenophiles. Period.

Rhône Blend Redefined – It’s “Everything”!

The addition of the Bordeaux varietals makes this wine an unusual one that is a perfect match to the American palate.

Focus on Paso Robles – Parrish Family Vineyard

Surprisingly smooth and velvety for a Petite Sirah, it was deep, dark, and brooding, and didn’t do our teeth any favors.

Focus on Paso Robles – Visiting Old Friends…

It was too late to pick up my allocation because there was no more room in the (full-sized!) SUV.

Red Kitchen. Blue Kitchen. Hell’s Kitchen!

Reservations to the hottest new restaurant in Vegas has been as rare as dentition in Gallus gallus domesticus (hen’s teeth).

Sometimes You Just Want to Drink Wine – Tasting Notes

There was jasmine, gooseberry, lime, a scent of grassy herbaceousness, and a noticeable absence of “cat pee.”

Love the Wine You’re With

These containers are reconfigured into shops, bars, restaurants, and even a wedding chapel.
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