The Wine Press: Are wine descriptions useful information or a pretentious grocery list from some guy’s imagination?

By Dave Solzman Owner, Delius Restaurant There seems to be no end to the scents and flavors that people detect while giving their first impression of a wine. Could they really be tasting all those fruit flavors; black currant, blackberry, cherry, pineapple, lemon, lime, peach, apricot, apple and pear? And how about those non-fruit flavors?…

It’s No Wonder People Don’t Drink Wine!

By Randy Kemner, Proprietor, The Wine Country If I were a winery owner, I’d love to produce a wine that makes a top 100 list. I wouldn’t have to work as hard selling my wine. People all over the country would be beefing up their orders, and retailers would see their racks quickly emptied and…

What is a wine tasting … really?

By Dave Solzman, Owner, Delius Restaurant I am frequently asked by customers to put on a “wine tasting” for their private party here at the restaurant or sometimes when we cater at their homes. On face value, this sounds like a simple enough request and something that is right up my alley. In theory it…

Old World vs. New World : What’s the Difference?

By Dave Solzman, owner, Delius Restaurant What are the major differences between “old world” and “new world” wines? Wine-producing countries can be broken into two major categories: old world, such as France, Spain, Italy, Germany and a handful of other European countries; and new world, which includes countries from both North America and South America…