One evening several weeks ago I was rummaging around in my wine cellar looking for a bottle of wine to drink that evening and I came across a bottle of Three Clicks Malbec from Napa made by Bruce Devlin, one of our winemakers. I hadn’t had any Malbec recently so it quickly became…
Another wine characteristic that we all should be familiar with is a wine’s body. A wine’s body simply refers to how heavy or viscous it feels in your mouth. It is important that I mention that a wine’s body relates specifically to how it feels…full-bodied, light-bodied, medium-bodied, mouth feel, wine's weight
Wishing all of you a safe and happy 4th of July holiday! I hope you try some new wines and share good memories with friends and family!
In past blogs I have touched on a wine’s structure and balance. These are two relatively important items in the world of wine. The two terms have been on my mind lately. I am in Napa Valley this week to blend new vintages of our wines…acidity, alcohol, body, sweetness, tannins, wine's balance, wine's structure
I have been in business some 40 plus years now and one of the most important things I had to learn early on was that relationships are essential to the success of any business. Not only do you have to create the relationships, but you must maintain them as well…building relationships, friends, wine dinners, wine tastings
When I decided to write on wine lists again, I felt that I needed to contact my restaurant friends that are involved in their wine lists and get their input. I developed a list of five questions that dealt with list age, diversity, pricing and customer usage…Artisan, Brad Canniff, Chris Oliver, Tapastrie, Tom Welsh, Uptown Kitchen, wine lists