Category Archives: Wine

Come Together…for Riesling!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Riesling is awesome. Ask anyone. Wait. I forgot. Ask anyone that is a somm. The darling of enogeeks and restaurant wine professionals everywhere, it is that go to grape; the one that makes agnolotti sing like Pavarotti, … Continue reading

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Germany…A Wine Land of Extremes

Ladies and Gentlemen, I love Riesling. I love German wines. My grasp, however, of the laws and vineyards of Germany suck. I am the first to admit it, and was reminded of it today during the TopSomm competition. Asked to … Continue reading

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‘I am Not Worthy!’-My Day at the TopSomm Regionals

Ladies and Gentlemen, The past week has been insane. The first radio episode for Terroir Radio went off this Saturday, with a couple of hiccups, but all good in the hood. A big shout out to Chris Travers, winemaker at … Continue reading

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Henri Krug; A (short) Tribute to a Champagne Legend

Ladies and Gentlemen, One of the greatest figures in the world of Champagne, Henri Krug, passed away last week. The man had lived a full and satisfying life. I put that in because, although family and friends are grieving, this … Continue reading

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Corona-Light Beer (or, the Betelgeuse in the Constellation)…?

Ladies and Gents, On February 14th, restauranteurs were focusing on the biggest night of the year. Valentine’s Day brings out the romantic in all of us, whether it be forced or real. Chocolates, dinner for two, maybe someone gets lucky … Continue reading

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I swear I’m Legal! The Old Vine Debate…

So, What is ‘old vine’? According to many in the industry, most notably Joel Peterson, founder of Ravenswood Winery, that age requirement should be 50 years. And he should know; Mr. Peterson is an authority on the heritage vines and … Continue reading

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There is something rotten in the state of Montalcino…

Ladies and Gentlemen, It was reported in early December 2012 that vandals broke into the cellar of Case Basse, the highly regarded estate of Gianfranco Soldera in southern Tuscany. They turned on the spigots of the ageing 2007 through 2012 … Continue reading

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