Tales From The Cellar

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Bordeaux Wines are back!

Chevalier, Bernadotte, Croix de Gay, Chateau Gloria and many more! After a long trip across the Atlantic Ocean, an influx of wonderful Bordeaux selections has finally arrived at our doors! The selections...

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Glossop’s

Just hitting the shelves are some unique, premium Bar Syrups from Los Angeles.  These small batch cocktail mixers are made with the home bar-tender in mind to make cocktail mixing easy whether you are...

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Sake Basics

Sake Blog The month of August for me was all about Sake. I went to Seattle to attend the Society of Wine Educators Conference where I took a 3-hour seminar on Sake. I’ve always wondered how does one...

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An Old Austrian Proverb

A friend told me recently that his father had always told him “I can’t drink water when I eat, it’s an insult to the food”, which I thought was a delightful way of saying that food should be enjoyed...

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BOLGHERI – Super Tuscans

Bolgheri, nestled in the foothills of the Colline Metallifere mountains, is just miles from the Tuscan coast.  Here the rock strewn and rather poor looking soils give birth to some of Italy’s finest...

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New Arrivals from Greece

My introduction to Greek wines began a few years ago with red wine made from the Agiorgitiko grape (also known as St.George), and it was “love from first sip”. From that time, I have tried to explore...

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Summer Italian Wines

Feeling a bit frustrated because here comes another summer and you’re not going to be in Italy? Again! Well, not to worry as we have some new arrival wines from Italy that will bring an Italian summer...

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Lesser Known German Wines

With summer in full force, we as wine drinkers tend to look for lighter bodied and crisper wines to help beat the heat and enjoy the long sunshine filled days. The problem for some is that they don’t...

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High-Rye Bourbon

Rye is coming back. Well, it was never gone; it simply lay dormant. In the last few years we have seen an escalation in popularity with this grain whether it is in bread, beer, or most relevant to this...

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Vinos de España: A Little Sizzle with Your Sauce

When talking about the great Old World wine regions people tend to focus on either France or Italy.  While those countries produce some of the best wines around, one shouldn’t overlook their Iberian...