My wine mentor and colleague, Tylor Field III, is embarking on a trip to Sonoma Valley this weekend. And since I can’t be there with him, I thought I’d share a few wine tips from that region. Location Sonoma County lies between Napa County and the Pacific coast, and is bordered on the north by Mendocino… Continue reading Sonoma County Wine Tips
Did you know? It’s #ChardDay! I’d like to step outside of the U.S. and celebrate French white wines. French whites, often referred to as “Frenchies”, are the well loved wines made from Chardonnay grapes. “Frenchies” are full, fresh, elegant. and delicate. Taste a New World Chardonnay along side a French Chardonnay and you’ll taste what I… Continue reading À votre santé! #ChardDay
If you follow my blog or tweets, then you know that there’s a soft spot in my heart for kitschy foodie holidays (it’s the perfect excuse to try something new and to take part in online discussions). Well, today’s no exception… It’s Languedoc Day! A little background: Languedoc (pronounced “long-dock”) wine region is located in… Continue reading Raise a glass to #LanguedocDay!
Genuine hospitality… that’s a practice I’d like more businesses to use. The definition of hospitality is the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers. To be genuine means to be authentic and sincere. These terms seem easy enough to understand but the actual practice of genuine hospitality takes consideration and anticipation of your customer’s… Continue reading The Business of Genuine Hospitality
There are certain holidays and special occasions that call for bubbly… Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Weddings… but I’m a strong believer for any-occasion champagne drinking. Can’t agree on what wine to pair with your dinner? Attending a company cocktail party? Getting together with friends on a Saturday afternoon? Champagne or sparkling wines are the… Continue reading Basic Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tips
Being a part of a large fine dining restaurant group, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with incredibly talented leaders in the wine industry. My mentors Tylor Field, III and Sara Fasolino have successfully managed an award winning wine list and created a vibrant culture for wine and spirits. Their close partnership with The Court of Master… Continue reading How to Blind Taste Wine from an Entry-Level Cork Dork