After three years of construction, Familia Zuccardi has officially inaugurated Bodega Zuccardi Uco Valley, located in Paraje Altamira which is located 130 kilometers southwest of the city of Mendoza. Read more
First, for those of you that actually keep track, thanks for noticing that I missed my March post. Gratifying to know that at least three people read this each month!
I absolutely love showing my Greek wines to people; few seem to have explored Greek wines outside of the in-famous Retsina Wine, however the country offers such amazing wines outside of Retsina! Read more
Thanks to all of you who took advantage of the Bin End Deals in January. These were some exceptional wine values and they certainly moved through quickly! I’ll add the Bin End feature to articles from time to time.
Though February is almost done, I promised a rundown on some great Scotch Whisky that I have been “experiencing” lately at various industry events. I get a lot of questions surrounding the current practise of distilleries releasing Single Malt Scotch which is not age-specific; some see these as inferior, however I disagree; it is these Whiskies which allow Master Distillers the flexibility and creativity, to develop a specific taste profile for a Whisky. Read more
As promised, I have put together a fairly eclectic collection of bin end items. Just what are bin ends? Typically they are either the end of a product line or the last case or two of a vintage. Sometimes, it’s a broken case that we had to purchase from a retailer that has a few good bottles in it. All of these are great quality and products. The quantities though are often very small. If there is something that you are interested in, please contact me to secure your order – first come, first served. Read more
Well, we made it through the Christmas Season and all of the great parties and get togethers with friends and family. Now it’s time to kick back a bit more this month; drinking wines that are a bit easier on the pocket is definitely a focus for most! As usual, I have chosen what I believe are value wines that suit January and that are under $20; some WELL under $20. I have also chosen wines that are out of the “regular” stuff. Wines that you perhaps wouldn’t normally go to search out. The nice thing about these choices though, is that the easy price point of these makes it easier to experiment! You can still drink well on a budget. Read more