Customers don’t always trust me. They question my palate, my knowledge, my experience and from time to time even my integrity. It can be frustrating, but I do understand why. My 2002 Saturn recently died. With the death of my car came the need to purchase another, which in turn meant, inevitably, dealing with used … Continue reading The Rating Game
Although Saturday Night Live has over the past few years become a painful 90 minutes of television to sit through each week, all-time pantheon host Justin Timberlake always puts on a great show. I can't imagine the ungodly sum Moet & Chandon had to pay NBC or Lorne Michaels to produce this sketch, but hopefully … Continue reading He’s Bringing Bubbly Back (NSFW)
It's the day after Thanksgiving, and you know what that means - Christmas Moscato!
If you've ever wondered what 15 liters of Champagne looks like, here you go.
I like to go wine shopping on my day off. That’s probably a sad commentary on my life, but hey, I do what I do. Tracking down a great vintage of some obscure wine brings me a cheap thrill. I’ve long dreamt of having my own TV show that documents my finds; it could be … Continue reading A Diamond in the Not-So-Rough
People often ask me for wine recommendations, and seeing as providing such help is at the top of my job description, I happily oblige. I’ll ask a few questions to get a feel for a person’s particular likes and dislikes and then use said knowledge to try and pick for them the best possible bottle. … Continue reading The Taming of the Screw (Cap)
I spent my day Monday restocking the Italian aisle as I am wont to do at the beginning of every week. As I was eyeballing what we had in the warehouse that needed to come down, I stumbled across 10 cases of wine I hadn't seen before. After a quick phone call down to our … Continue reading Super Duper Tuscan