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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.

Volcanic wines of The South of France

Provence is clearly known in the wine world for light, ethereal Rosé and in the world of luxury travel for sunny villages and some...

Napa Valley’s Volcanic Side

Napa Valley is undeniably one of the world’s greatest wine regions and volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years has much to do with...

Italian Wines from Volcanos

Wine does flow from volcanos and this is the first of a series of articles on the where, what and why of these vinous...

A Bubbly Tour of France

What do most people think of when they consider the sparkling wines from France? You got it: Champagne. And while Champagne is lovely stuff,...

Norwegians in Chile

This is the story of Norwegian shipowner Dan Odfjell, who discovered the land and wines of Chile in the early 1990s and reaped treasures...

Paso Robles, Part II

Paso Robles, My last column hurt me more than it hurt you; so, let the healing begin. You know I’m a big fan and I...

Paso Robles Wine Industry, Part I

Dear Paso Robles Wine Industry, I’d like to preface this love letter by saying that I am only trying to help. The changes you made...

Quality Whiskeys, Part II

The Emerald Isle is our first stop on Part II of our world-wide-whiskey tour. Ireland is the original home of commercial whiskey and is...

Quality Scotch Whisky and American Whiskey, Part I

Spirit aficionados know that a dram or two of quality whiskey makes for a rich and warming quaff on a cold winter’s night not...

A Grape of Many Faces

From fresh, flexible and fun to complex, rich and sophisticated — Sauvignon Blanc is the grape that can go from hiking boots to heels...