This has been a good week for me on the YouTube front. I posted an episode on Chilean Cabs finding a stellar example of what you can find in that part of the world. Quality juice for a prayer, check it out here. I also shot an episode with one of my sales reps to show you what I experience on a weekly basis at the store where they present wines to me hoping that I will find one that will work in the store from their bag of goods. Owen from Cavatappi Dist. was the first to volunteer to shoot an episode with me and we both thought it turned out well. That episode will be on the big screen tomorrow.

The most exciting news for me personally was a breakthrough in loading up my videos to my YouTube channel. As a lot of you know, since my move to a new house, I have been struggling with the time it takes to load an episode to my YouTube channel. I upgraded my video editing program and BOOM! Now it loads up in minutes, whereas it took days prior to the upgrade. I’m sure it has something to do with the formatting of the video before uploading. Anyway, it is a big relief and gives me the inspiration to continue on making informative and entertaining videos on wine. I hope you are enjoying them as much as I enjoy making them. There is always room for improvement, so any suggestions will be accepted with open arms.


The 2016 vintage out of Bordeaux (and across Europe for that matter) is turning out to be an exceptional year for wine quality. Keep your eyes open for bargains from this vintage and give them a try. So far I have tasted only one that was marginal in quality. The rest have shown way above their pay grade. I’m still waiting to try the 2016 version of my #1 pick of the year under twenty bucks in 2018 which was a 2015 Bordeaux. I am getting ready to shoot an episode on this very subject which will be a review of three Bordeaux from this vintage. I almost rushed into doing it I was so excited! However, I calmed down and realized that I have some time to do a little more research to make the episode as informative as I can. I know, I am very geeky when it comes to wine, especially when it involves a classic vintage.

Speaking of classic vintages, I am hearing nothing but good things about the 2018 vintage out of Washington State. I have talked to a few winemakers and they concur. I have tasted quite a few Rose’ and whites and I am impressed with what I have found. It will be very exciting to get into the reds when they are released. I have a feeling that quite a few from 2018 will make it into my cellar.


Stan The Wine Man

About Stan The Wine Man

I am a blue collar wine guy who has been in the biz for over twenty years. I work at a store in a tourist destination stop. I work hard at finding the best wine for the money. I love the challenge of learning my customer's palate so I can find the best wine for them, whether it is Petrus or white zinfandel. Cheers!
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