Wine Reviews for October 2019

‌ Columbia Crest 2012 “Walter Clore Private Reserve” Red Columbia Valley This is a monster Merlot with a margin of Cabernet Sauvignon in the mix. Smoked chocolate and Dwayne Johnson-level muscularity.  Last time it hit the shelves around here was in 2003,...

The Case for Philly Wine

  Specialists Vs Generalists in PA Wine Back in the day, if you wanted to be a winemaker, there were two career trajectories. You could either become a generalist or become a specialist. That meant either working for a big-brand like Gallo or a boutique winery. ...

A Guide to Wine Tasting

A Guide to Wine Tasting See, Swirl, Sniff, Sip and Savor Spend a few minutes listening to a sommelier speak about wine and they will soon have you dazzled with their talk of aromas and bouquets, unknown wine valleys and silky tannins. It may feel like you’re a world...

Wine and Pizza Pairing

Okay, so  John McKeever reached out to me a while back. Remember Delco Proper on Comedy Central? He was the director and star of that show. Apparently, he attended a class at the Wine School and had an idea. He wanted to do a food and wine show and wanted to do the...

WTF Rosé?

The Rosé Wine Primer Everything You Wanted to Know About Pink Wines   From the palace of  King Louis XIV to the vineyards of Pennsylvania, rosé has always been apart of wine drinking culture. This article offers up the essentials of what it is, how it’s made, and...