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The Secrets of Chablis, a Northern France Wine Region

Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper shares the secrets of the beautiful French wine region, Chablis: For the longest time, the name Chablis conjured up sweet, cheap, white California bulk wine; the kind of wine, if it was the only wine offered, that would make the modern wine aficionado have a beer. American […]

Banyuls, a French wine region to visit

Have you ever been to France? If not, Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper shares why you should visit the beautiful French wine region of Banyuls. Very close to the Spanish border, located in the southern area of Languedoc Roussillon, France, is Banyuls; as a matter of fact, it is the southern-most appellation […]

How a wine’s style and flavor are impacted

Did you know there are many influences on the style and flavor of wines? Consequently, there have been many books written, classes taught and research done all about how a wine’s style and flavor are impacted. Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper believes there are no more important influences than climate and wine making. In […]

Sommelier Selections

Looking for the perfect dinner and dessert wines? Bristol Bar & Grille’s Master Sommelier Scott Harper recommends the following sommelier selections. People regularly ask me for wine recommendations. Some ask for themselves. Others want wine for a gift to give a friend or business associate. Usually, the request is as simple as inquiring what Cabernet Sauvignon […]

Bristol Bar & Grille’s Master Sommelier

Meet Bristol Bar & Grille’s Master Sommelier Scott Harper. To say he is a wine aficionado would be an understatement. The man lives and breathes wine.  Harper’s love of wine go way back to before he was legally old enough to enjoy a glass. He worked in a restaurant as a teenager with a wine […]