Tweet It was a beautiful summer’s day, when we all gathered to taste the 2011 Rutherford Cabernets, at Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook Winery. I need to immediately segue into the late 1990s. I was sitting on a panel for the American Wine Society in Cleveland, Ohio, I believe it was. I was invited to talk […]
Tweet Wilfred Wong is a respected wine judge and BevMo!‘s Cellar Master. His palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their promotional use, only. Wilfred’s image comes from his BevMo! wine blog page. If you’d like […]
I don’t know about you, but I am a real fan of NFL football and whether my team is in the playoffs or not, I always plant myself in front of mine or someone else’s big screen, high def TV.
Tweet Today’s Three wine picks from Wilfred Wong marks the first wine blog entry by my friend and colleague Wilfred Wong, who is the Cellar Master at BevMo! Wilfred’s palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their […]
Tweet [Mysterious images have been borrowed from the Casillero del Diablo Website. I recommend that you visit the site for some fascinating flash.] Deliciously naughty… and foiling thieves in the night… What gives us more pleasure? Casillero del Diablo is an ambrosial story that’s so worth sharing. It’s inspired me to also outsmart a neighborhood […]
A new dawn for Petite Sirah has emerged. After 11 years of informing people that variety exists as a stand-alone cultivar, PS I Love You has been tasked with taking it to a new level of understanding.
Tweet Chile’s unique and varying terroir has distinct geographic barriers: the Atacama Desert to the north, the Andes Mountains to the east, the Patagonian ice fields to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Each defined geographic point makes Chile a truly unique agricultural haven for wine grape growing. As a singular wine […]
Tweet With so much time away from my blog and work, I have so much catching up to do. Yesterday, the Foods From Chile consolation prize arrived… a box of foods from that country, which also includes a great canvas tote bag. These canvas bags have replaced paper bags in my Big John’s supermarket. They […]
Tweet I’m very lucky to be living in Russian River Valley, where so many wonderful wine companies are based. Little did I know on my very first trip to California, when I visited Rodney Strong Vineyards in the early 1900s, that someday I’d be living five minutes away by car. My interest in Rodney Strong […]
Winemaker Joel Aiken is at it again, with the launch a personal project, appropriately named Aiken Wines
Tweet On January 6, 2009, winemaker Joel Aiken launched his wine consulting company, when he left the position of vice president of Winemaking at Beaulieu Vineyard (BV). Well known for producing award winning Cabernet Sauvignon wines, it was time for Aiken to branch out on his own. BACKGROUND Joel Aiken had developed an interest in […]