Check out these Summer Whites and “My” Malbec

While the weather around here is still way too cold to be considered Spring, it will be warming up soon. I mean, it has to right?? I recently hosted a couple of virtual tastings for two white wines that I am already stocking up on for this Spring/Summer. Both lend themselves to lighter fare (fish or poultry) but can also be enjoyed on their own as refreshing summer sippers. Best of all, they are fantastic values!

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I also co-hosted a video with my colleague Erika and we tasted this killer Malbec which happens to share my name… The Marshall! It’s made from extremely old vines that grow in a small single vineyard within Mendoza. It’s a big, soft and spicy red that will pair perfectly with just about any meat you intend to throw on the grill this summer. Check out the videos below…

Enjoy!

Belle Ambiance 2013 Pinot Grigio, California

Kunde 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Magnolia Lane, Sonoma Valley

Bodegas Goulart 2010 Malbec, The Marshall, Mendoza

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Some Can’t Miss Christmas Gift Ideas for the Wine Lover…

In case you hadn’t noticed… the Christmas shopping season is in full effect! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear view mirror, there are only a couple of weeks left to shop. Just thought I would share a few fun new products that we brought in this year that make the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. The video demonstrations are pretty cool too 😉 Just check out the links below:

Origine Reclaimed Wine Barrel Waiter’s Corkscrew

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Vinturi Reserve Red Wine Aerator and Carafe Gift Set

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Wine Glass Writer Metallic Pens

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QuickSilver Special Edition Corkscrew Set

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The Wine Cellar at Restaurant R’evolution!

Chefs Rick Tramonto and John Folse’s latest venture Restaurant R’evolution is located inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the heart of N’awlins. They selected Wine Enthusiast to handle the design of their 10,000 bottle climate controlled wine cellar.  I had the pleasure of working with Chef Tramonto and his staff in creating this elaborate showcase cellar. I have yet to see it in person, but it looks pretty impressive here. Check out the link below!

R’evolution Restaurant Wine Cellar

An Award Winning Post by Yours Truly for Jordan Winery’s 40 Word Contest!

Not to toot my own horn, but I thought this was pretty cool… and I got a fancy, engraved Riedel Decanter out of it! In all honesty, this wine has a special meaning to me because it was one of the first wines that sparked my passion. It’s what is referred to by many as an “epiphany wine”, and the 1996 Jordan Cab (along with a random, yet supremely memorable Gevrey Chambertin) was mine. Check out the link below!

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