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  • Hi Im Mia Im taking my third nap and chilling
    7 months ago by mariolunasomm Hi, I’m Mia. I’m taking my third nap and chilling with my mommy and daddy. I don’t want my dad to go to the Wine Spectator event tonight on the Strip.
  • Whoooaaaaa! This babys vintage is correct from 1986 This is
    7 months ago by mariolunasomm Whoooaaaaa! This baby’s vintage is correct from 1986. This is Marqués de Murrieta Castilla Ygay Viura. 252 months aged in American oak, another 67 months aged in ceramic tanks, and then rested for another 3 years minimum to achieve the flavor profile that they want. There’s a ton of dill, Meyer lemon, and grilled pear on the nose and finishes very bright (even after 30 years), full-bodied, and a finish that lasts over two minutes long. So how did I sell it? My guest told me they had an specific amount that wanted to spend and they wanted to go
  • 273000 Thats how much wine sales that we have brought
    7 months ago by mariolunasomm $273,000: That’s how much wine sales that we have brought in just from  @bodegasontanon  since the end of 2015. For my wine program, this is THE most important wine portfolio at Jaleo Las Vegas. We are lucky to represent their craft with wines like the Clarete Rosado, Vetiver Viura, the 2005 Reserva and Gran Reserva, Mitologica, and the fun sweet, dessert Marco Fabio. Cheers!
  • Thank you oleimports for the invite to meet Winemaker Jose
    7 months ago by mariolunasomm Thank you  @oleimports  for the invite to meet Winemaker Jose Luis Ortiz and his Quinta de Murradella line. I have the Gorvia Blanco (third wine on the left). This 100% Dona Blanca single vineyard white wine from Monterrei, Spain has been very successful in e by Jose Andres for us. Cheers!
  • My two loves! Happy Mothers Day Alana With Mia this
    7 months ago by mariolunasomm My two loves! Happy Mother’s Day Alana. With Mia, this is the first of many! She’s lucky to have you as her momma. I love you
Shiraz

Guess This Mystery Syrah!

(This is beginning of a 4-part blog series called, “Syrah Education for Real Life” to amplify your passion for Syrahs or having to opportunity to learn about something you are not familiar with!) This blog is a puzzle of understanding which specific wine (here’s a hint: it’s a Shiraz!) that I’m tasting. I will provide…

Matt Damon

If Matt Damon Were a Glass of Wine?

Matt Damon is one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors since he and Ben Affleck appeared in Good Will Hunting in 1997. He’s been a genius, a thief, a rescued paratrooper in World War II, a serial killer, and a NASA Astronaut. Since this is movie awards season, this would be a great time to translate…

sparkling wine

How to Open a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

Warning!  This is a public service announcement brought to you by mariolunasomm.com: “Do not use your sparkling wine bottle as a weapon.”  This announcement is to prevent the sparkling wine lover from accidentally hurting themselves or others when opening this type of wine bottle. We all love the “bubbles” and want to drink it during…

Dessert Wine

Presidential Dessert Wine Production

In 2009, I was a Food Server in a restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip waiting on a group of seven gentlemen. These guys were celebrating a bachelor party and were gorging away on incredible steaks and pastas. The father of the bachelor asked me for a dessert wine list and began skimming the menu…

Corked Wine

Bad Bottle Alert: Corked Wine!

Staying appropriate for this discussion, there is nothing worse in life than opening a bottle of wine and it turns out bad. It could smell like a wet dog, cardboard, newspaper, in some cases, nitrogen or even rotten egg. Gross! If you ignore the warning signs of the awful smell of the nose and then…

Albarino dinner

Albarino Dinner Pairing Menu

So you order a bottle of Albarino from Galicia, Spain (northwest) at your favorite  and are now looking at the food menu.  You can just order shrimp and a light fish,but you’re looking for a more exciting dining experience.  When you are set on your wine choice but willing to go a little further afield…

Pinot Noir Flavors

World Wide Pinot Noir Flavors

The geogaphy of Pinot Noir or any grape drastically changes based on the amount of sunlight, length of sunlight, the degree of latitude from the equator, the elevation, and humidity. I will save you the boredom because I could go on an 6,000 word thesis on how every wine like these flavors change but I…

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