Wine Scores: Love Them or Leave Them?

Wine scores. Wine ratings.  What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear/read these words? It’s amazing how these simple words can generate many a heated debates in the wine world. Some are for it, some are… Continue Reading


What is Champagne?

Champagne, or sparkling wine if you will, has been on my mind and palate lately. We’re working on producing a sparkling wine at the vineyard where I’m employed, therefore we’ve been trying sparkling wines from all over the United States to… Continue Reading

Wine Credentials Are a Joke…Or Are They?

  Tonight I take my WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level 2 exam in Philadelphia. It’s a 50 multiple choice question exam to be completed in 60 minutes. I’m not too worried as long as I trust my gut and… Continue Reading

What is Wine if Not Pleasure?

I talk about wine moments in life a lot such as this post here.  I was pondering blog topics the other day and realized that I had several moments with wine, some even quite memorable, but didn’t record them in any… Continue Reading

Do Wine Scores Matter?

There’s been a lot of controversy about wine scores over the years. There are ardent supporters and vocal critics of both sides. Bring it up with people in the wine industry and it’s just like talking about politics among friends…passionate,… Continue Reading

What I’ve Been Drinking 3/23/16

Over the course of a week, I taste and drink a lot of wine (surprise!), usually with my wife, sometimes with friends, and occasionally by myself. So I decided to start a roundup of the wines I’ve tasted with a… Continue Reading

Sunday Things 3/20/16 – Live In The Moment

So “Sunday Things” apparently is becoming “Monday Things.” Two Sundays in a row I’ve missed it. Oops. Trying to write a blog post every week is tough…even more tough is trying to write a few blog posts a week while… Continue Reading

I Think She Finally Gets Me: Chateau Font-Merlet 2010 Bordeaux

   My wife thinks I’m crazy. She doesn’t understand my near-obsession with wine. I’ve talked about why I drink wine before here. To her, wine is just wine. A drink that she enjoys, but it doesn’t matter to her or… Continue Reading