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Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Elite 1 Percent Of The Wine World
I like the 1 percent. Numbers show that, of all the wine produced in the world, a mere 1-3 percent of it has the ability...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Sharing A Few New Fine Wine Finds
I just spent three days in Portland, Ore., with some of the top wine professionals across the nation. As a member of the Court of...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Best Wines Are Shared With Friends
I was listening to a radio show the other day, and they were interviewing an artist, asking him who was the most influential on his...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Controversy Over Arsenic In Wines
The California wine world is fomenting over allegations that a host of wines contain a “dangerous” level of arsenic. At the risk of sounding alarmist,...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Value Of California’s Paso Robles
If you were to ask me what is one of California’s top emerging wine regions, I quickly would reply Paso Robles. It is a hotbed...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Toast To Wine-loving Chocoholics
My wife is a chocoholic — the best kind. Like many, she adores, in particular, dark chocolate. So everywhere I travel, I always bring back...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Cultural Views On A First Taste Of Wine
Warning: This column contains instances of underage drinking. My son is 10 years old, and many of my friends have been asking me if he...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // It’s Time To Spring For A Nice Dry Rosé
Spring is on its way. For some areas of the U.S., it cannot come soon enough. The season is traditionally a time of renewal: the...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Pairing Wines With ‘Stinky’ Cuban Cigars
There is a four-letter word that has some people salivating about obtaining enjoyable consumables that are, up to this point, illegal. The word is Cuba....

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wine Imports, Sales By The Numbers
I just received a copy of the Gomberg Report, which details wine sales and imports for the United States. There were some very interesting developments...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Tidbits From A Tasting Trip To France
Just coming back from France, I have a few little tidbits I wanted to share with you, from some of the kookiest things I have...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Tasting Tour Of France
I just spent 10 days in France visiting some of the classic growing regions. It was cold and rainy for many of the days, but...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // French Wineries Shrug Off Security
With the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris still ringing in our collective consciousness, I was asked about what French wineries do about security....

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Good, Bad And Corked In Sales Pitches
I have been buying and selling wines for almost 20 years now, and a master sommelier since 2005. So, I have some experience with sales...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // When Critics Are Overrated, Not The Wine
Have you ever had an “overrated” wine? What is it that makes it overrated? Do they hype the ratings or the expectations? Conversely maybe you...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Value Of Wine Goes Beyond Dollars
As a wine writer, I struggle with these questions on a weekly basis: What is a wine’s worth? How do we measure the value of...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wine (And Beer) Trends And Prophecies
With 2015 knocking at our door, I thought this would be a good time to issue my predictions in wine for the upcoming year and...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Christmas Party Wine List — Cheers!
When is too much good wine too much? A friend of mine puts that question to the test every winter with a Christmas party that...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Last-minute Gift Ideas For Wine Lovers
Christmas is barely a week away, and I am still trying to figure out what to get for a few people. I know this is...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Wine Elf’s Gift Ideas For Oenophiles
Black Friday and Cyber Monday already have passed, but I have some great gift ideas for that wine lover in your life. Wines can be...

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