Spoiler Alert: HBO’s Ballers Unveils Château Latour

Last night's season 4 premiere of HBO's Ballers had me hitting freeze frame.  The Rock makes his way through a posh restaurant,  with a rolling, stainless steel case. The reveal: Two coveted bottles of CHÂTEAU LATOUR. This particular wine was selected by the writer's for a reason. CHÂTEAU  LATOUR  has a certain cache in the wine world, …

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Hell’s Kitchen Carmenere

Don't get me wrong, I love to receive my shipments of private collection and exclusive wines. But you can still find me at Trader Joe's or World Market discovering good bargain wines, for $25.00 or less. CONCHA Y TORO'S CASILLERO DEL DIABLO RESERVA CARMENERE  is one of those finds. The Carmenére is a grape originally …

No. 12

I recently received a delivery of a selection of wines from The Boisset Collection. JCB No. 12 Pinot Noir by Jean Charles Boisset was the first opened bottle. This wine has renewed my love for Pinot Noir. JCB No. 12 has aromas of blueberry, plum and a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar.  On the palate, the …

FLO

I recently had the pleasure of meeting jazz musician and winemaker, Marcus Johnson, and to taste his brand, FLO Wines. Johnson and his trio set the festive mood at the annual Wine Over LA toast to diversity - featuring African-American, Latino, and female vintners. Over the last year, I have been enjoying more Chardonnay's aged …