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.
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Ice Cubes in Wine
I once served as sommelier at an elaborate Christmas party given by a very wealthy couple. They had retained me specifically to oversee the opening and decanting of an 18-liter bottle of Hermitage for which they had paid around $40,000. We decanted and poured, and one of their guests threw about six ice cubes into his glass. It was not my place to slap him silly, but I certainly had the urge.
To most of us wine lovers (if not all) the idea of putting ice in wine is a transgression punishable by excommunication or even death. However, I owe the following insight to Letty Teague, who writes the wine column for the Wall Stree...
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Never been a fan of Riesling, but some new samples have changed my mind...big time!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
Zinfandel is "America's Grape." Here's why!Click to Read More