The greatest, most pleasurable aspect of wine tends to be hidden from most consumers. That is the incredible, often jaw-droppingly complex aromas, flavors and sublime beauty of a great wine that has been aged to maturity.
With the launch of Bellus Wines, I thought it would be relevant to interview sommelier Jordan Salcito. She created Bellus because there was a need for a quality, affordable wine that was not intimidating to buy or enjoy.
Intrigued by the various groupings and towns within each wine region in France, Dr. David Gissen, an architectural historian and imaginative wine buff, decided to collect each one together as if they were train stops on the Paris Metro.
It is time that to radically address the role of enjoying wine and food together -- things are completely out of control and the misinformation, false premises and misunderstandings are at an all-time high.