Archive for the ‘Sommelier’ Category

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SOMM: Into the Bottle ~ This one is a hit for wine lovers

In all fairness, I watched he original SOMM, and reviewed it as “navel gazing?” Here’s the deal, I’ve been in the wine business since 1993. Combine that with me reading the book Cork Dork Bianca Bosker’s,  A Wine-Fueled Adventure,” which hit a home run, IMHO. I wasn’t alone in my assessment, of a few guys […]

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Wines of South America by Evan Goldstein

More than Wines of South America being an important body of work, it’s about the author for me. Please don’t misunderstand me. This latest book by Evan Goldstein is just brilliant, but that’s what I’ve come to expect from him; and, that’s why he’s even more important to me than the books he’s producing… Evan […]

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Somm navel gazing ~ the Movie

UPDATE (August 19, 2017) From SOMM: Into the Bottle, an additional opinion ~ “This initial Somm navel gazing ~ the Movie is a great introduction into the behaviors of Master Sommeliers. You’re a fly on the wall, and you might even be intimidated, but you now have the second movie SOMM Into the Bottle as […]

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Divine Vintage by Randall Heskett and Joel Butler

Divine Vintage by Randall Heskett and Joel Butler just arrived. I believe this is the most important body of work in modern history to present our past of “following the wine trail from Genesis to the Modern Age” (its subtitle). This is not to discount its Modern Divine Wine Trails. These findings are also very […]

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Gadgets and Gifts… Who doesn’t love them, and how about that Host Deluxe Aerator?

One of the most fun parts of this blog is what it now brings to my door. I mean, really, gadgets and gifts… who doesn’t love them? This newest addition to my wine accoutrements is the Host Deluxe Aerator. I’ve got a quick one called the Vinturi Travel, and I love it. It’s got one […]

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Between here and there… Landis Shores Luxury Inn and Mezzaluna… Icing on a wine country cake

[DISCLOSURE: Images of Mezzaluna and Landis Shores are borrowed from their Websites. All other images on this blog post I’ve taken.] I have a perfect plan that I enjoy using, whenever we have visitors traveling back home from Sonoma County who need to fly out the next day. Yes, they can stay at a hotel […]

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Chinois Asian Bistro ~ A Wine List That’s Frequently Stolen

Nothing’s more exciting than when a new kid ends up on the block; most especially when that kid’s brought in all kinds of new, fascinating toys… Enter Chinois Asian Bistro in Windsor, California, offering Pan-Asian cuisine… Right in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country, just minutes from downtown Healdsburg. Their menu is so delectable […]