Truett-Hurst Wines

I was at one of my favorite wine stores the other day and the person pouring the day’s tastings was Jeff Hurst from Truett-Hurst Wines.  It didn’t occur to me until that moment that I realized just how many of the wines produced by Truett-Hurst I enjoy.  They make some …

SOMM: Into The Bottle – Ten Wine Stories With Compelling Interviews

In my last article, I went through the documentary SOMM.   This post covers the follow-up movie about ten very compelling wine stories, SOMM: Into The Bottle.  You don’t have to have seen SOMM to watch Into The Bottle, but it is helpful. Somm: Into The Bottle – Ten Wine …

SOMM: The Making Of A Master Sommelier

What does it take to become a Master Sommelier?  The movie SOMM documents four Master Sommelier candidates through their journey of taking the most demanding exam in the wine industry.  In an effort to join the prestigious and exclusive organization, “The Court of Master Sommeliers”, you need to be an expert in …

Wine For Valentine

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching… and many people will be popping open Champagne and other sparklers to start off the festivities. But what other options are there?   NAKED WINERY hails from Oregon and offers up several provocative wine names.   Starting off is Foreplay Chardonnay from Rogue Valley – refreshing and …

New Halloween Wine List

It’s Halloween time for the little kids… which means candy… and “Hallo-wine” time for the big kids… and you know what that means… I was in a WORLD MARKET store recently and was inundated with Halloween wines.  Keep in mind that I am not necessarily recommending these wines – as …

Some New Wines To Try

I really enjoy trying new wines… and when I find something I really like, I want to tell the world. So here goes…   First up – 2013 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles I really like Paso Cabs. I have mentioned Justin previously… as well as Chateau Margene. This …