Everything that I do is about educating, whether it’s teaching or consulting. We look at the entire world of wine – the business end, the viniculture; viticulture and how everything works – not only how it tastes or smells. 

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Chateau Pontet-Canet is a Fifth growth Bordeaux in Pauillac, and is one of my most memorable wine estate visits. It was part of my  MW student Bordeaux trip in March of 2017. Alfred Tesseron was a welcoming and warm host, and along with his “régisseur”(viticulturist and winemaker) Jean-Michel Comme, we tasted through several vintages, wandered through the vineyards and winery learning about this biodynamically certified  estate. The wines we tasted were all elegant, delicious, with fine tannin and black berried brilliance.Tasting through the vintages, you can see the stamp that is Pontet-Canet, and the freshness and purity of the fruit featuring more prominently in more recent years; mirroring their

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Champagne* is for celebrating.  It is synonymous with happy times and new beginnings. In North America, historically, that meant New Years’ Eve, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings etc.  That has changed! I like to believe that every day above dirt can be a celebration, and although we may not be able to afford actual ‘Champagne’ for every one of these moments, there are many lovely sparkling alternatives that won’t break your budget. Understanding the differences might help you decide just which sparkling wine fits your current joyous occasion. * For those that may not know, Champagne is a sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne. Champagne comes only from