BILL THE WINE GUY

When it comes to wine, the more you know, the better. Get expert tips on tasting, pairings and special varieties from your favorite resident wine steward.

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Bold Brews from Boulder, CO.

Avery Brewing has been putting out complex and thoughtful beers since 1993 when Adam Avery talked his father, Larry Avery, into using all of his retirement money to open a brewery. Since then, Adam’s brews have evolved the brewery into the machine that it has become....

What Do All Those Numbers Mean?

I’m sure by now you have seen the Noble Vines wines from Delicato Family Vineyards (the family name is actually Indelicato) in our stores, but have you ever wondered what all those numbers on the label mean? I want to bring this mystery to light for you. Let’s take...

Friday Night Fish Wines (Lenten Specials)

I’m really hoping you didn’t give up wine for Lent and if you did; well, we’ll talk in a while. If you did not make that mistake then you might be looking for a few great Friday Night Fish Wines. It’s time to break into the stash of walleyes, crappies, bluegills and...

Crazy Good Spanish Wine Values

This year the Familia Juan Gil (ZHOO-ahn Heel) celebrates 100 years in the wine business. They began growing grapes and making wine in the South Eastern D.O. of Jumilla (who-MEE-ah), an area with real extremes in climate. Jumilla is among the sunniest places on Earth,...

Really High Wines!

If I’m doing my job correctly our stores should be bringing you wines that outperform the price points they sell for. This week we offer you exhibit “A”. We have been working with Piattelli Vineyards from Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina for many years now. They produce high...
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