Q: What is your favorite wine website or blog?
A: I don't have a favorite, but I love the internet. I wish I had a tool this powerful when I breaking in. Everyone was self taught in the late 70's and early 80's
Q: What appellation do you see as a front-runner for the 2010 vintage?
A: Anything Italian, especially the south
Q: What are your favorite wine tools?
A: a. All the amazing glassware available
b. The decanter - the most under-utilized weapon in the Sommeliers arsenal.
Q: Please share your most useful and interesting tasting procedures.
A: It is simple. Wines that have the purity of fruit and representing varietal and place. Oak management must be secondary allowing the place and fruit to be center stage. Over-oaked wines are making a bad name for the industry.
Q: Do you have any wine idols?
A: All the incredible owners, winemakers and vineyard managers that are dedicated to making the best wine possible
Q: What region do you most look forward to visiting?