Springtime Coaching

Eli Rivera talks about what you should for goal setting in the spring http://media.blubrry.com/grapevineconsulting/p/thegrapevineconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ELI.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Silverthread # 2- Fingerlakes

This is Part two of Paul Brock’s Interview about the Fingerlakes. We tasted through his awesome Rieslings. http://media.blubrry.com/grapevineconsulting/p/thegrapevineconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/silverthread-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Ocean Vodka

An Interview with Bill Scott; the Master Distiller of Ocean Vodka in Hawaii http://media.blubrry.com/grapevineconsulting/p/thegrapevineconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Ocean-Vodka.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS


Wine Vintage Description


2008 -toasted cherries on the nose

-slight tannins

-candied cherry jubilee on finish


2008 -rose petals on the nose

-rhône in its qualities

-beautiful finish
Cabernet True Vineyards


2007 -notes of tobacco

-layered with earth and dark fruit

-hints of blackberry

(Huber & Bleger)

2008 -filled with sweet grapefruit

-perfect amount of tart

-clean finish

(Huber & Bleger)

2007 -clean and crisp

-notes of strawberry

-very floral

-citrus finish
Pinot Blanc

(Huber & Bleger)

2007 Reminded me of my first ever Pinot Blanc

-primarily floral

-notes of fresh apple and citrus

-spicy finish
Chianti Classico


2007 -wonderful bits of cherry and plum

-very smooth

-clean tobacco finish
Dame & Fuet


2007 -as if paprika was added to Chianti



-soft finish
Petit Noir

(Cave Kouroum)

2005 Not normally a fan of wines from the Middle East
-sweet plums and apricots

-hints of cinnamon and nutmeg

-soft, instantly fleeting finish

(Lecole 41)


(Lecole 41)

2007 -silky

-woodsy hints

-slight peppercorn notes

-similar to black cherry soda

(Lecole 41)

2007 -great ruby color

-soft tannins

-balanced with dark fruit

(Lecole 41)


(Lecole 41)

2007 -Rhone style

-does not disappoint

A Time for Tasting



It has been a long year, filled with tons of tastings, seminars and events.

2014 will be filled with even more; I have chosen to pursue a goal of mine for a long time. I am going to spend the next 4 years, and endeavor to begin and complete my Master Sommelier Diploma. This has been on my to do list for almost a decade, and have decided just to do it. The goal for 2014 is to taste 5208 wines.

I will post some notes, but keep track of all the wines with a wines tasted counter…


Of course, I will continue to promote the podcast and interview every winemaker I can.

Stay tuned!