An experienced wine educator and presenter, Jerry offers educational,
entertaining wine seminars, trains restaurant wait staffs, blogs and writes
regular columns for several magazines and newspapers, consults with
restaurants on their wine selections, and has published several books.
He also hosts wine tastings for parties in private homes, and at
many charity events. His audio-visual presentations on wine
appreciation are widely viewed.
Jerry "de-mystifies" the subject of wine and his writings and
live presentations offer useful hints, tips, and information
that add elegance and fun to every lifestyle.
Or, How I Learned to Drink Wine and Found Ecstasy, Joy, Peace, Happiness, Life and Salvation
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Rolling Out the (Whiskey) Barrels
Right around 2014, a new trend in winemaking emerged, and it’s started to gain a lot of traction…and attention. Some winemakers have begun to age their wines in used Bourbon whiskey barrels. They call it “cross-aging.”
The venerable oak barrel plays a critical role in the way wine ages and tastes. There are dozens of ways winemakers can use oak to flavor and “season” wine, but until now they’ve mainly stored and aged their wines in new or used French or American oak barrels. But apparently, this new trend of putting red wine in used whiskey barrels opens a new world of f...
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Think Pinot Noir. Think Santa Barbara. Then look at what Brewer-Clifton has accomplished.Click to Read More
Let's get adventurous and try some Italian wines that don't come from Tuscany or Piedmont.Click to Read More
Nemorino is a blend of three reds that adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Sensational.Click to Read More
This page is especially for Direct Cellars members in the US and UK to copy and share links from the Facebook group.Click to Read More
Zinfandel is "America's Grape." Here's why!Click to Read More