November 7, 2019

I wanted to quickly share a wine of incredible value that will be a stunner for upcoming holiday parties, Rutherford Ranch’s 2016 Two Range Napa Valley Red. This wine has been a hot ticket here in the store in the last weeks, with it’s ripe dark fruits and modest price...

August 29, 2019

Hello,

In the northeast of Italy, only a few kilometers away from the town of Soave, lie the vineyards of Tenuta di Corta Giacobbe. These vineyards are situated upon two extinct volcanos, Calvarina and Colcetta, and the volcanic soils lend a distinct mineral component a...

August 7, 2019

Hi there,

The concept of terroir is an at times debated, oft overlooked, imperative concept in the world of wine. That the ecosystem… the soil, plants, and climate, could directly affect the character and flavor profile of a crop has always fascinated me. This idea has...

May 8, 2019

On the topic of Rosé, Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday and I can think of no finer gift

for Mom. The annual release of the highly acclaimed Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel Rosé’s are

due in this Thursday. Gorgeous in their youth and among the most age-worthy in their cate...

April 17, 2019

Greetings!

It’s Easter week and I must admit I am completely unprepared for what will likely be the

throngs of humans taking over my home. Yet, my taxes are done and finished in a relatively

stress-free fashion, so I will take the little victories as I have them. This ema...

December 14, 2018

Hello,

I’ll keep this short, simple, and easy today in an effort to translate that mentality to my

entire holiday shopping experience this year. Sometimes you want nothing more than for

someone to just tell you WHAT to buy. I’ve attempted to elicit this answer from both m...

December 5, 2018

Good afternoon,

That infamous (almost irritatingly so) Wine Spectator Top 100 list has just been released

in the last couple weeks and the wine world is clamoring to snag as much of these wines and

their correct vintage as they can. Truth be told, many are long gone and m...

November 14, 2018

Good Afternoon,


Now there’s no need to panic, but Thanksgiving is EIGHT days away. Perhaps a bit of

alarm is alright... heck, I haven’t bought a turkey yet much less began defrosting and brining it. Or the fact that once again we will be packing Mary’s rambunctious fami...

October 15, 2018

Good Afternoon,

Being a Cleveland native, Columbus has always struck me as somewhat split when it comes to sports, but if you are a fan of the great game of baseball and root for the correct Ohio team… well, you found yourself a bit disappointed on Monday as I did. So,...

July 11, 2018

Now, to keep the summer wine train rolling, Flint & Steels 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is positively peachy... and I do mean that as a tasting note. Massive aromas of peaches and other stone fruits jump from the glass with touches of melon and lime zest adding interest. This...

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