Labor Day is upon is, which means time to get together with friends for parties, barbecues, and other end-of-summer events. And what better beverage to bring to the party than wine? No clue what kind of wine to get? You usually can’t go wrong. What do wine experts Richard Betts, John Terlato and Mark Oldman love to drink? Click ‘play’ below to find out:
If anyone knows wine, it’s these three pros. Betts co-founded his own wine label Betts & Scholl in 2003 and sold it to Castle Brands; he now serves as the director of fine wine for Castle Brands. He also co-founded Scarpetta Wines, “Cc” Wines and Sombra Mezcal, the most fun agave party to ever take over the world. Terlato is vice chairman of Terlato Wine Group and Terlato Wines International, while Oldman is a wine author, a judge on PBS’s “The Winemakers” and frequent guest on Martha Stewart Radio’s “Living Today.”
“My all-time favorite wine is … any wine that tastes like a place,” Betts says. “It could be fifty bucks, five bucks, or something you poured out of a pitcher in the tumbler.”
Terlato’s most recent obsession is Burgundies – even whites – a wine crush Oldman shares, although he admits those grapes can be expensive. Experienced, yet less expensive wines, can include Sauvignon Blancs, Oldman said.
“It doesn’t take expensive wine” to taste good, Oldman added.
genConnect was credentialed press at the 2012 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo., where we interviewed the top chefs, wine experts and culinary gurus from the event. For more of our video interviews and articles from the 30th Annual Food & Wine Classic, click here.
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