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Gerry Baker  It’s probably the wine talking... Advanced Sommelier Detroit, Michigan

I feel in love with @liocowineco a few years ago and this might be my favorite bottling to date. As the name indicates, the Cerise vineyard shows loads of cherry, pomegranate, cola and hints a portobello mushroom. So smooth & elegant, this could even be paired with our Striped Bass, Squash pureé & Chorizo.
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#pinotnoir #andersonvalley #californiawine #redwine #wine #winepairing #sommlife #drinkdetroit #detroit #wolfgangpucksteak

Tasting $12 bottles of merlot for a by the glass selection doesn’t make for the sexiest IG post, but it’s a necessity of the job. .
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#sommlife #winelife #redwine #wine #merlot #californiawine #washingtonwine #sommelier #workhard

Notes of canned pineapple and peaches with a slightly sweet finish. Great with foods that have a little bit of heat. .
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#shochikubai #sake #ginjo #sakelife #drinkmoresake #drinks #tasty #moreplease #foodpairing

Tokubetsu Honjozos can be some of the best values in the Sake world. Always unique in some shape or form. This little guy has been milled to Ginjo levels and made with Masshigura rice. Notes of pears, yellow apples and tarragon, this was quite tasty with my leftover quesadilla.
#drinkmoresake #sake #foodpairing #drinks #drink #tasty #sakepairing #sakelover #sommlife #sommelier #moreplease #mmm

2017 CBS. What a year can do! The Bourbon notes are much more integrated, showcasing the rich maple, coffee and chocolate notes in perfect harmony. Too bad it’s our last bottle, another year would be outstanding. .
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@foundersbrewing #craftbeer #stout #bourbonbarrel #beer #drinkmichiganbeer #craftbeerlover #craftbeerporn

I don’t eat dessert often, but I made exceptions for the Spiked Lemon w/ yuzu cream & Tiramisu Caviar. I’ll have dreams about these. .
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#sweet #sweettooth #saveroomfordessert #foodporn #lasvegas #dessert #treatdreams #yummy #mmm

Some very unique sake in this afternoons tasting starting with 3,5,& 10 year old sakes from Daruma offering a very clear progression of sesame, hoisin, Madeira-like flavors with building intensity. A sweet Kijoshu which tastes like a funyon drizzled with toffee in the best possible way. Finally a sparkling sake that comes off as a less sweet, less intense Moscato d’Asti. .
#sake #sakeprofessionalcourse #drinks #sommlife #lifetimelearner #drink #tasting #saketasting #sommelier

Yesterday afternoon’s tasting focused on how both rice types and yeast affect the way Sake tastes. Yamada Nishiki proving to show the ripest fruit profile, Omachi more herbal. While Sake made with Hana Kobo showing more floral, bitter green notes.
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#sakeprofessionalcourse #sake #lifelonglearning #drinks #drink #tasty #sommlife #sommelier #tasting #saketasting

Might be my favorite wine I’ve tasted all year. Gorgeously perfume of candied violets, lavender, strawberry/raspberry cordial, basil, maple, cinnamon. Incredible plush & elegant. Wow. .
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#merlot #blankiet #napavalley #california #wine #redwine #winewednesday #winelife #winelover #steakwine #steakhouse #wolfgangpuck #detroit #drinkdetroit #moreplease

When you walk into work and find a congratulatory package from the incomparable @bobbystuckeyms for passing the Advanced Sommelier exam. A reminder of what this industry is all about. #payitforward #humbled #gratitude #begenuine #hospitality

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