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Lou Phillips

Lou Phillips
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Lou is a Level 3 Sommelier based on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, who loves traveling the wine world doing research for his writing. He also consults for collectors and businesses buying and selling fine wine and creating special events.

Pairing wines with summer fare

Take a look around on almost any Sierra summer day and you’re sure to see an abundance of folks cooking and eating al fresco....

Treasure Island wineries

Treasure Island usually evokes visions of the swashbuckling pirates and their treasures from the Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel. But today the former military base...

Tahoe summer wine picks

Every year your humble author internally debates: “Should I write another article about summer wines?” Well, with 2017’s mid-June temperatures in the 80s and...

Lesser-known wines with exceptional taste

One quality of all great producers and wine regions is a focus on what they can do at a high level and who they...

The secrets of Sangria

  Once upon a time in Spain, a creative party planner mixed some spicy red wine with fresh fruit and a pinch of spice and,...

Cool wine names         

Tell the truth; the first time you purchased a bottle of Mollydooker Shiraz “Carnival of Love,” the name was part of the attraction. Wines...

Wines of Lebanon, Greece

When it comes to the history of wine, there is clearly more than one viable origin story, but the one I like the best...

A Rosé primer

  On a recent stroll with Abigail, aka “The World’s Best Dog,” we passed a sidewalk cafe where, as was evident by their demeanor, two...

California’s Mountain Masterpieces

Some of the most memorable wines I’ve had in the course of my wine journey have come from mountain vineyards — opaque, structured behemoths...

Quality Aussie wines

I bet the first word that comes to mind when you think of Australian wines is big: big fruit, big alcohol and big critters...

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