Boyz II Men are one of the top-selling musical artists of ALL TIME! They’ve sold millions of records, topped the Billboard Charts, have won multiple Grammy’s, and now have joined the wine business with Harmony by Boyz II Men. I recently sat down with the Boyz; Shawn, Wanya, and Nate to taste through the, Read More

Mourvèdre “Lower East,” Gramercy Cellars, 2017, Columbia Valley Texture: Dark and dense, with chewy tannins and pepper acidity. Over the last decade, the state of Washington has been producing some of the most incredible wines in the world. At one point, there were just a handful of wineries. Now, there are over 1,000. The, Read More

Chenin Blanc, “Ernesto Wickenden,” Foxen, 2018, Santa Maria Valley Texture: Medium-plus bodied, sumptuous, with a ripping finish  Did you know that Chenin Blanc was a more widely planted grape at one point than Chardonnay? It’s like classic Hollywood—gone but not forgotten. One of the last great Chenin Blancs of a classic era—more Lauren Bacall, Read More

Côtes-du-Rhône, “Reserve”, Cellier des Dauphins, 2018, France Texture: Medium-plus bodied, round, juicy with spicy tannins. Côtes-du-Rhône is the Gene Hackman of wines. They are every man of French wine, but they offer a performance that blows away everything around it when they enter the scene. Typically in Côtes-du-Rhône, Grenache takes the leading role of, Read More

Verdejo, Marqués de Cáceres, Rueda, 2019, Spain Texture: Medium-bodied, easy-drinking and vibrant For all you white wine drinkers stuck drinking the same old Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio, this wine is a portal to a whole new world called Verdejo. You may have never heard of this grape variety, but it’s time to pick, Read More

Cabernet Sauvignon, Mirror Napa Valley, 2017, Oakville Texture: Decadent, layered, and rich, with plush, silky tannins The newest release from Mirror Napa Valley and former NFL and Notre Dame quarterback Rick Mirer are like a perfectly executed two-minute drive. Mirer’s All-Star collaboration with seasoned winemaker Kirk Venge makes this 2017 Cabernet tough to beat., Read More

IN THE DRINK with ROBERT MARK KAMEN – SCREENWRITER of KARATE KID, TAKEN, and TRANSPORTER owner of KAMEN WINES. I recently chatted with my good friend Robert Kamen, responsible for creating blockbuster film franchises The Karate Kid, Taken, and Transporter for my newsletter. Robert happens to own one of the most incredible Biodynamically Farmed, Read More

GODELLO, “ULTREIA”, BODEGAS RAUL PEREZ, 2018, SPAIN  Texture: If you dig Chardonnay, you’ll dig this. Medium-plus weight, unctuous texture, and a long, precise finish. Come to the white side of the Danger Zone. Raul Perez might not be a household name, but in the wine industry he’s a top gun and considered a pioneer, Read More

Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, Cape Mentelle, 2017, Australia Texture: Full, rich, dark, and decadent. Every wine drinker knows Cabernet, and probably every wine drinker knows Shiraz, but have you had them together? Cape Mentelle has been making this unlikely blend for a few decades. This blend of the straight man Cabernet and the unpredictability of the, Read More

White Blend, “Curator,” Badenhorst, 2019, South Africa Texture: Medium-plus weight, fun, juicy, and energetic white blend. If you haven’t ever tasted wines from South Africa, here is the lowest entry barrier that you will find, hands down. Badenhorst makes some of the best wines in all of South Africa, and this little white gem,, Read More

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