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 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...

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...

January 11, 2018


Well, the new year has beckoned, and I hope 2018 finds you well. It finds me on a diet, a regimen that I like to claim I was roped into. More realistically, it was half my idea and is a venture in solidarity with that gal I choose to spend much of my time wit...

December 13, 2017

Good Afternoon,

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly descending upon us, and I say

Christmas time is Cab time, whether or not this warm weather chooses to stick around or not.

There are a myriad of wines capable of getting me babbling, (merely stop in and ask me...

July 13, 2017

Good Afternoon,

After surviving the monsoons the other day and swimming down King Ave., I felt it only appropriate to reward myself with some wine after enduring such peril. The wine turned out to be an incredible pairing with my Mary’s Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushro...

June 23, 2017

Good Afternoon,

I began working for Gentile’s the Wine Sellers in August of the year 2014. What has ensued since has been nothing short of a whirlwind of opportunity and challenge for which I am incredibly grateful. Those first few months are both at once blurred and in...

January 26, 2017

I will keep this short and sweet as I am finding myself in a brief moment of clarity amidst a myriad haze of cold medicine. Merely fifteen minutes ago I was whining to Jay that I didn't feel like tasting wine but I HAD to. This was necessary since I had a very small wi...

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