Pinotfest 2015

Two weekends ago, Burgundy celebrated the end of the harvest with the Hospice de Beaune wine auction and one the the biggest bacchanalias on the planet, La Paulee de Meursault. This epic hours-long lunch is from what I’ve gathered filled with bottles upon bottles of the best Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We in San … More Pinotfest 2015

Rethinking Bordeaux

If you read or pay attention to current wine trends, you will quickly discover that Bordeaux is somewhat out of fashion. Bordeaux is seen as old, stuffy, boring and expensive. Even the famous first growths like Chateau Lafite and Mouton Rothschild are feeling the pinch; over the past five years prices have flatlined as demand, … More Rethinking Bordeaux

Millennials and Wine

Recently I’ve read a number of articles about millennials and the future of wine consumption. A few points that these articles highlighted were 1) the desire for stories and narratives surrounding a wine and 2) desire and excitement for different or unusual wines—the article I was reading used Slovenian Chardonnay and pet-nat wines as the … More Millennials and Wine

Another Awesome Aussie Wine: Brash Higgins NDV Nero d’Avola 2013

Highlighting another delicious wine from Australia. Far from producing only big, fruit-forward Shiraz, Australia is also making some delicious, unusual wines these days that (when you can find them) are fantastic deals! For example, I recently just finished a bottle Brash Higgins NDV Nero d’Avola 2013. I discovered it via K&L wine merchants Insiders Advantage … More Another Awesome Aussie Wine: Brash Higgins NDV Nero d’Avola 2013