Somm's Corner

Learn about wines, who makes them, where they come from, and get suggestions for what to try.

A Wine To Age

A Wine To Age

  Knoll - Grüner Veltliner Loibenberg Smaragd   The perfect counterbalance to all the easy drinking white wines in the world: this is bold, dense, and packed with minerally goodness and is built for long aging. The wine is challenging in its austerity but with faith and with age this wine will transform into a true thing of beauty.  ...
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...