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Celebrate with Champagne

Are you celebrating anything soon? Make sure to toast with a glass of Champagne. Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper shares his knowledge of the French drink: Champagne is the drink of celebrations, the drink of special times and the drink of congratulations. I think we should drink Champagne more often, perhaps Madame […]

The Italian wine region of Montalcino

Have you ever wanted to go to sip Italian wine in Tuscany? Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper shares his knowledge of the Italian wine region of Montalcino: In South Central Tuscany lies the great hilltop town and wine region of Montalcino. It is located about 40 kilometers south of the city of […]

Keegan Cellars: A Hidden Gem in Sonoma

Bristol Bar and Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper discusses his friendship with Eugenia Keegan of Keegan Cellars in Sonoma, California: About 12 years ago, I was working on updating the Bristol’s wine list, and I was having a tough time finding a quality Pinot Noir that I could serve for around $20. I tasted through […]

Wines Off the Beaten Path

Looking to try some new wines? Bristol Bar and Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper shares some unfamiliar wines that might become your new favorites: The old cliche variety is the spice of life couldn’t be truer when it comes to wine. Sure, we have our favorites and our tried and true wines and there is […]

Napa Valley’s Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Have you ever been to Napa Valley? Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper shares the secrets of the Robert Sinskey Vineyards: It has been about 10 years since I first visited the Robert Sinskey Winery. I had briefly met Robert Sinskey (son) in Louisville a few months earlier and squeezed in an unannounced […]