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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What the Heck Am I Drinking?
For many people (me included) the most entertaining – and maddening – activity in the wine world is a little thing called the blind tasting. This is where you have a glass (or two) of wine in front of you with no idea what kind it is, and you have to sniff, sip, and identify it. I call it the “guess the smell” contest, and it’s just about impossible to do…for me at least.
There are national blind tasting contests, championships, even, where people can actually taste a wine and identify not only the varietal, but many times the place of origin, the vintage, and – most remarkable of ...
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In many ways, winemaking can be very much of a family business. A lot of people get born into it, like Piero Antinori in Italy, whose family has been making wine for over 700 years, and who owns an impressive chunk of down...Click to Read More
Even the experts have a hard time identifying wine blind. But some people are really good at it. Not me.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