Somm's Corner

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Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc?

Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc?

  Bodkin - Cuvee Agincourt Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc   I’d love to be able to write some flowery and overenthusiastic prose about this wine but it’s simply too drinky to waste the time on. That’s no faint praise and I don’t mean to undersell its awesomeness with flippancy but truly this wine is good enough that, I know, once you...
Sunfish Sommelier Session: Old Rosé

Sunfish Sommelier Session: Old Rosé

  Changing Faces of Wine   The sage Ferris Bueller once quipped that “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This is true in the wine world too. Trends pop up and disappear so quickly that staying current can feel like a roller coaster ride and, sometimes, I just...
Let The Wine Speak

Let The Wine Speak

Shhhh … Listen. All he said was “I’m buying 300 bottles for my grandchildren and if no one else buys it then I’ll keep more” … hook, line, and sinker ... I was hooked. When the owner of a winery (who also happens to be the wine maker) makes a statement like that, well, you just shut up, listen, and pay...
Why, Sometimes, You Buy Vintage Over Producer

Why, Sometimes, You Buy Vintage Over Producer

Last week, I wrote about the old mantra of “producer trumps vintage” - that you put your trust in wine producers that you know and like even in poor or bad vintages … this week, we throw all of that advice to the wind because I’ve tasted the future and everything's coming up Nebbiolo.  From what I’ve tasted so far...