Summer in a Glass

What is Joseph reading? Throughout the years of working the floor as a Sommelier, running Vine & Table, teaching wine classes at the collegiate level and having my own consulting company, the question I have heard the most is “How do you know so much about wine?” I think the answer is more than just […]

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Break-out-the-grill spring filets & red wine

Recently, Jill and I spent the afternoon along the river in Holiday Park with the dogs. Spring is not far away and for me, that means it’s time to break out the grill. I love the tenderness of filet but the flavor always leaves me wanting more so here’s my recipe for dinner you should […]

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Wines you didn’t know you wanted to be drinking

One of the best parts about being part of the team at V&T is constantly learning about new wines and grape varieties that I never knew- or, wines I might have read or heard about but never realized how delicious they could actually be before tasting them. It’s easy as a consumer to go for […]

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Union Des Grands Crus De Bordeaux

For those of us who love Bordeaux wines, and I count myself as such, one of the highlights of the year is the annual Union Des Grands Crus De Bordeaux .This traveling event takes place in 15 countries and over 60 different cities. The goal is to introduce the current vintage of Bordeaux wines to […]

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Es Lo Que Hay Garnacha 2016

This week our focus turns to Spain, specifically a high altitude Garnacha. We’ve chosen this wine for its “sense of place” as it is a complete expression of this Spainish grape. Because the grape must struggle to develop, it quite literally pulls the flavors of its environment into itself. The result is an authentic Aragon […]

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FRENCH WINE- Classifications

When I first decided to touch on the topic of French wines I thought it was a great idea and I slowly came to realize I might have lost my mind. It is such an infinitely complex topic hindered by French ‘rules’, classifications and labels that seemingly tell you nothing … but here goes… There is […]

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Viognier, three stellar examples of this aromatic grape

Viognier is a delicious aromatic grape that varies in profile from region to region. It is a lost step child that barely registered on the radar 50 years ago. Its origins point back to Northern Rhone but there is some additional evidence that Croatia may be its birthplace- this is also the birth place of […]

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This has it all…. and more!

A Southern Provence grape varietal takes center stage today. Overlooking the Saint-Tropez peninsula sits Chateau Minuty, considered the leader of Rosé in Provence. Owned by the same family for more than 80 years this exceptional winery is currently run by two grandsons of Gabriel Farnet, who began production in the early 1930’s. They oversee every […]

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