Forbes Article: What’s The Deal with Carbonic Maceration In Wine
“I have always been a fan of carbonic maceration wines,” shares Tonya Pitts, sommelier and wine consultant. “This style of wine has its place in the world of wine. It is fresh, bright, easy drinking with the correct amount of fruit and tannin structure.” What is carbonic maceration and how can it make a grape such…
Forbes Article: Prague Should Be Your Next Foodie Vacation Destination
Forty years of communist control took its toll on Prague’s food scene. However, focused efforts are paying off—Prague is now one of the hottest foodie cities in Europe. Read my latest Forbes article to learn more about Prague’s dynamic food scene and where to eat and drink.
Innform’s 10 of the Best Wine Accounts All Aspiring Sommeliers Need to Follow
On Monday, June 10th it was brought to my attention I was included among hospitality web site, Innform, latest top 10 list. When I saw the names on the list, I was overwhelmed to see my name among them. You will find on this list several of the wine industry’s top professionals. Please take a…
Forbes Article: Exploring Beaujolais Crus With Les Vins Duboeuf
Georges Duboeuf is best known for introducing the world to Beaujolais Nouveau, but his impact on the wines of region is much broader. He also collaborates with over 400 growers to craft high quality wines from each of the region’s 10 Crus.
Forbes Article: To Decant Or Not To Decant — 3 Sommeliers Share Their Advice
Knowing what wine to decant and for how long is perplexing. I recently shared a photo on Instagram of a 10 year old Napa Cab that was tight upon opening, but after a 2 hour decant sang like an angel. I received many responses asking me how I knew to decant it and why 2…
Forbes Article: The Lucky Break That Launched A Wine Revolution
You know the old adage “turning lemons into lemonade,” reminding us to stay positive and look for the bright side of life. What if the the “lemons” were a stuck fermentation and the “lemonade” launched a pink wine revolution? This is what happened when winemaker Bob Trinchero “mistakenly” produced Sutter Home Wines first White Zinfandel.…
Forbes Article: Look Beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape For Outstanding Southern Rhône Red Wines
My latest Forbes Life article, takes a journey to southern Rhône to look beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape for outstanding red wines with less lofty price tags. Come with me and explore the Crus Cairanne, Rasteau, Lirac, and Gigondas for high quality, affordable, southern Rhône red wines.
Forbes Article: Napa Valley Riesling: Then and Now
Did you know Riesling was once the second most planted grape in Napa Valley? Although times have changed, high quality dry Riesling can still be found in Napa Valley. “I planted Riesling in 1972, because I thought then, as I still believe today, that Riesling is one of the four most important wine grapes in…
Exploring Argentinian Wine with the Zuccardi Family #WinePW
As winter sets in across most of the United States, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is taking a virtual journey to the southern hemisphere for warmer weather as we explore the world of Argentinian wines.
Forbes Article – It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day!
An hour ago I published my second Forbes article in celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Please take a moment to read it and learn about Les Vins Georges Duboeuf’s 2018 vintage, as well as the American debut of Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé!