The Red and the White of it

                          Over the last decade, one of the great success stories has been the “discovery” and growth in popularity of two great wine varietals- Malbec and Chenin Blanc. Both have had to make a journey far from where they originated in order to re-established and really re-invented by their new home soils and climates, […]

It’s Time

By Jamie Driscoll – The Wine Guy Despite the temperature on my outside thermometer reading in the high 30’s, it’s time to start thinking about warm weather wines. One of my favorite brands both for consistently great wines and price points that always give great value is Napa Valley’s Franciscan Vineyards.  Janet Myers and her […]


Jamie Driscoll – The Wine Guy  This past Sunday evening, friends and supporters of the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation gathered at the Seaport Hotel for a “Taste of South Boston”, where guests were treated to food from some our best restaurants and a great offering of fine wines from South Boston’s own- Al’s Liquors, […]

Ireland, Wine and “The Wild Geese” The Wine Guy – Jamie Driscoll

As any reasonable person knows, it was the Irish who saved civilization, but what you might not know is how involved they were in bringing winemaking to the world, as well. The term “Wild Geese” applies to soldiers involved in the Treaty of Limerick in 1691. These 20,000 or so Irish soldiers signed a treaty […]