Why Not Wednesday with William Davis, Host of Terroir Radio
William Davis started in restaurants at the tender age of 15 in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. A career in economics was not as fun as working the floor, so he stayed in the hospitality industry both in Texas and Denver, Colorado. He realized that wine and spirits was his passion, and when he sat for his Introductory Exam and Course with the Court of Master Sommeliers over 15 years ago, his ‘wine bug’ was set in stone. In 2004, he decided that a full-time career with Charmer-Sunbelt in Colorado was necessary to pursue a greater understanding of the grape, and received the Certified Specialist of Wine, the Certified Specialist of Spirits, and the highest certification from the Society of Wine Educators, the title of Certified Wine Educator (CWE).
Restaurants were still ‘in his blood’, and the dedication that sommeliers give to their craft is a vital part of bringing wine to the consumer, so he passed the Certified and Advanced Sommelier exams in 2007 and 2008 (on his first try), and is working to achieve his MS with the Court of Master Sommeliers. The academic approach to wine and spirits also interests him, and he obtained the Advanced Certification with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in 2010, and is studying for the WSET Diploma. If that isn’t enough, he is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and was the 2 time Regional Champion in the Central (2012) and Central-Great Lakes (2013) of TopSOMM, a competition to find the best sommelier in the United States. As a co-host of WineGuysRadio and TV from 2008 to 2012, he decided to focus on the consumer in late 2012 by introducing TerroirRadio to teach, educate, and mentor industry folk including retail buyers and sommeliers, and share the love of wine to all.
Currently he is the Regional Manager-Mountain States for Wilson Daniels, one of the leading importers and marketers of wines and spirits in the United States. He has led seminars and moderated events across the country, including Santa Fe Wine and Chile, Taste of Vail, the Denver International Wine Festival, the James Beard Foundations’ Cruise Series, and the Park City Food and Wine Classic. Sitting with winemakers and traveling the wine world is essential to his continued growth…and, well, having a glass of vino with the most interesting people on earth doesn’t hurt!
Pierre Sparr Brut Reserve NV, Alsace :: Reg $25 Sale 21
The origin of the winemaking family Sparr goes back to 1680,During WWII Sigolsheim and its vineyards have been completely destroyed. With a lot of courage and obstinacy Pierre Sparr rebuilt one of Alsace’s most beautiful and prestigious Domaines.
Light yellow with green reflexes and fine pearls glitter in the glass, while the nose offers delicious flavours of Galia-melon, sweet woodruff and dried mango, lots of minerals and hints of nuts. The soft sparkling leaves a pleasant feeling on the palate, accompanied by a racy powerful body, followed by a crispy lemon taste who brings freshness to this crémant. After a while it opens up to a very complex sparkling brut, finishing with a long aromatically aftertaste.
Villa Russiz ‘Les Enfants’ Bianco 2015, Collio :: Reg $26 Sale $21.50
Elegance and fineness, minerality and pleasure; these are Villa Russiz wine canons. A recognized and valued style founded on a formidable ally: the territory. The link between land and wine was born in 1868 in Villa Russiz, when Count Thedor de La Tour, a visionary agronomist, creates a state of art winery.
Straw yellow color; elegant and refined on the nose with hints of Golden Delicious apple and ripe fruit; velvety sensations on the palate. Pair with appetizers, soups and broths, egg and fish dishes.
Routestock Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley :: Reg $26 Sale $21.50
RouteStock creates wines from classic grape varieties grown along well-known routes in the world’s most respected wine regions. Tried, trusted and true to their routes, these wines are handcrafted by our winemakers to be approachable and a reliable favorite.
The nose shows aromas of clove, caramel, cocoa and sandalwood that mingle with the savory notes of thyme, lilac and paprika. The mouth is bright with fresh strawberry, raspberry, hints of vanilla and cherry cola. The mid-palate is soft while the finish is long and lively with juicy acidity.
Clau de Nell Cabernet Franc 2013, Anjou :: Reg $57 Sale $49
This property comprises 10 continuous hectares of vines on a hillock surrounded by open countryside. The highest point of Clau de Nell offers a glimpse of the Loire in the distance. From here, an uninterrupted view unveils the sky and the river on the horizon, as well as rows of Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc.
A juicy, elegant Cabernet Franc from Anjou. There is no hint of greenness or herbaceous characters which is common from Cabernet Franc from the Loire. Medium bodied, linear and refreshing with layers of savory herbs, blackberry and woodsy notes. Not a wine to cellar – it is delicious to drink now.
Our favorite Saturday Tasting is back!
We start sippin’ and tastin’ at 4pm. Hope you can make it! Tag your pics #pickitupatpearl and #Neverabadbottle so we can CHEERS!
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