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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 […]

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 […]

Chardonnay of the Russian River Valley

Are you a Chardonnay lover? Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper discusses California’s Russian River Valley known for their chardonnay: The History Sonoma County is comprised of luxury resorts, fine restaurants, major highways, small towns, pastures, country inns, back roads as well as the ubiquitous vineyards; all of this is about 30 miles […]