No extras needed: A visit to Pearl Morissette Winery

In a world of manipulation, additives, and strict ridiculous guidelines it was a breath of fresh air when I stumbled across a bottle of 2010 Pearl Morissette Black Ball Riesling while out for “lunch” (i.e a bottle of wine between four wound up post exam WSET students). I was informed about it’s lack of recognition through…

Visited: Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley

Ever heard the saying “Never meet your heroes”? I wouldn’t classify Chateau Montelena as one of my “heroes” but it’s sort of like meeting George Clooney. He’s a timeless (attractive) movie star who may fly under the radar but is always consistently good. Upon spotting the chateau my heart flutters. Strange. I got many warnings…

Visited: You play poker, I go taste Premier Cru

What’s a wino in Vegas to do? Unless you’re willing to drop top dollar to wine and dine at the upscale restaurants your options are pretty much $3 watery tap Budweiser, giant frozen drinks the size of a small child, or Moscato. Ick. Since I’m off to California wine country in a few days I…