Wine Pairing for the People!  From the Drinking with the Juiceman Newsletter -> Sign up here. There’s probably no question I get asked more than what wine pairs with which food. With years of experience in this, repeatedly, I’ve learned more from what doesn’t work than what does. There’s no magic wand that will, Read More

WHAT IS BIODYNAMIC WINE? In the last newsletter sign up here, we explained everything you needed to know about Organic Wines. While “organic” will always be a buzzword for food, wine, clothing, etc., another certification takes a bit of imagination to understand, called biodynamics. If you are a wine geek reading this newsletter, you, Read More

Sorting Out Organic Grapes vs. Organic Wine! From the Drinking with the Juiceman Newsletter…Subscribe Here What is Organic Wine? I am frequently asked what it means when a wine is “organic.” Here’s a fundamental way to understand what it means. There is a difference between “organically grown” grapes and wines that are “organically made.”, Read More

Six Tips for Crushing Your E-Commerce Wine Purchasing in 2021 on! From the Drinking with the Juiceman Newsletter -> Subscribe Here More people than ever bought their wine online in 2020. As someone who hosts many Virtual Wine Tastings and needs to get wines to people all over the US, has been, Read More

The Eyes Have It!  As someone that has led thousands of tastings, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people close their eyes as they taste wine, expecting that it will heighten the sense of taste. Let me propose that you open your eyes and give the wine a good look. Understanding, Read More

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