Who is Mike Grgich? Arguably, the most influential winemaker in the New World. Celebrating his 90th birthday on April 1, 2013, Mike Grgich, winemaker and founder of the famous Grgich Hills Estate, may have had more influence on New World wines and their popularity and success than any other man in history. Inducted into the […]
Up for an Adventure? It doesn’t always require a full-fledged quest like a dive into the Great Barrier Reef or a climb up Mount Everest to satisfy the explorer in us. We can embrace our adventurous nature every day, and one of the most thrilling and satisfying ways is via the palate. So today Vine […]
It was the ultimate blind wine tasting, and one with higher stakes than anyone likely realized. 11 renowned judges (9 French, 1 British, and 1 American) gathered at the InterContinental Hotel in Paris on May 24, 1976, to compare four white Burgundies and six California Chardonnays. The tasting was subjective, and each judge was left […]
A salad here, a burger there and perhaps a meal out one night a week, keeping meals simple in the summer is key to getting the most out of this short season. But in keeping it simple, we run the risk of mundane and boring. Avoid this trap and the potential eye-rolling from household members […]
Spring is officially finally here, YAY! To celebrate I have brought in a couple of fun new wines starting with a bubbly Voveti Prosecco. Vovetti meaning ‘to promise’ is a nice bracing Prosecco that offers vibrant fruit and refreshing bubbles. This month we are starting the season off right with a couple of beautiful Austrian […]
I recently attended a wine tasting at Carrol & Co. to meet Bo Barrett with Chateau Montelena. The man that put Napa Valley on the map. That’s right, Bo Barrett from Chateau Montelena. How is that do you ask?
Over the last couple of months, we’ve been chatting about Chardonnay and you’ve told me what you like and don’t like about the ones you’ve tasted. The common thread in many of these conversations: The big butterball style chardonnay is so last season.