Wine Guy Bob

Wine Guy Bob Entertaining sommelier who travels throughout the central and west coast of Florida creating exciting mobile wine tastings and wine parties.

Corporate, association, social, residential and private clients rave about his restaurant quality tastings. As your personal wine consultant, Wine Guy Bob works hand-in-hand within your budget to plan the an outstanding event. He creates the wine list and tasting notes, and then guides you throught the process. He then serves as co-host, providing insightful general information as your navigator

Corporate, association, social, residential and private clients rave about his restaurant quality tastings. As your personal wine consultant, Wine Guy Bob works hand-in-hand within your budget to plan the an outstanding event. He creates the wine list and tasting notes, and then guides you throught the process. He then serves as co-host, providing insightful general information as your navigator

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09/17/2021
Have a happy, safe and patriotic Independence Day!
07/02/2021

Have a happy, safe and patriotic Independence Day!

Have a happy, safe and patriotic Independence Day!

Traveling through Texas.  I've wanted to sample Texas wine for some time.  The 5th biggest wine producing state in the u...
05/27/2021

Traveling through Texas. I've wanted to sample Texas wine for some time. The 5th biggest wine producing state in the union is still difficult to find outside of Texas.

With assistance from several wine professionals I've purchased three brands that are considered among the best for sampling when I return - Becker - Llano - Reddy.

Can't wait.

A wonderful article exploring high quality Italian wines you may not be aware of.   Print the article and take it to you...
05/14/2021
Italy's Lesser-Known Wine Gems — THE ROAD TO WINE

A wonderful article exploring high quality Italian wines you may not be aware of. Print the article and take it to your favorite wine guy at your local retailer.

Ciao!

When you think of Italian wines, what probably comes to mind is what I'll call the Big B's; Brunello, Barolo, and Barbaresco (and if you're my generation, Chianti). I'd like to take you off the beaten path to discover some lesser-known wines which may not have the ratings but will surely provide the

This is a pretty good article explaining in simple terms the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions.https:...
03/04/2021
A Chemist Explains Why Corks Matter When Storing Wine | Wine Folly

This is a pretty good article explaining in simple terms the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/chemist-explains-corks-matter-storing-wine/?utm_campaign=corks-closures-RG-terroir&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJyb2J0Lm1vbmljYUBnbWFpbC5jb20ifQ%3D%3D

Want to start a wine cellar? Believe it or not, choosing the right bottle might be just as important as what's inside. Dr. Andrew Waterhouse elegantly explains the important of bottle stoppers and aging wine.

If you wish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year but are not a fan of beer… there is a wine alternative that makes t...
03/01/2021

If you wish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year but are not a fan of beer… there is a wine alternative that makes the occasion fun and sweet. It is known as Meade and the most famous and readily available brand is made at Bunratty Castle, Ireland.

This authentic Irish drink is one of the oldest forms of wine known to man. It has deep roots in Irish myth and legends. Originally brewed exclusively from honey, monks first created the stuff in the middle ages. Today, it’s made by mixing grapes off the vine, honey and herbs which gives the drink an alluring aroma and semi-sweet flavor.

There is an old Irish tale that accompanies the concoction telling that in olden days a newly married couple were “required” to generously partake of the drink for the first moon cycle. This was a way to “relax” and get all the “marital activities” started off with gusto. The Meade was alleged to possess magical powers of fertility and virility. The combination of honey wine and moon cycle led to the creation of the modern term – “honeymoon.”

This old-school wine is produced today by Bunratty Meade and Liqueur Company in County Clare. Here in Florida, it can be found at most Total Wine & More outlets for less than $20. Enjoy it straight or mixed with lime or club soda.

Sláinte!

If you wish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year but are not a fan of beer… there is a wine alternative that makes the occasion fun and sweet. It is known as Meade and the most famous and readily available brand is made at Bunratty Castle, Ireland.

This authentic Irish drink is one of the oldest forms of wine known to man. It has deep roots in Irish myth and legends. Originally brewed exclusively from honey, monks first created the stuff in the middle ages. Today, it’s made by mixing grapes off the vine, honey and herbs which gives the drink an alluring aroma and semi-sweet flavor.

There is an old Irish tale that accompanies the concoction telling that in olden days a newly married couple were “required” to generously partake of the drink for the first moon cycle. This was a way to “relax” and get all the “marital activities” started off with gusto. The Meade was alleged to possess magical powers of fertility and virility. The combination of honey wine and moon cycle led to the creation of the modern term – “honeymoon.”

This old-school wine is produced today by Bunratty Meade and Liqueur Company in County Clare. Here in Florida, it can be found at most Total Wine & More outlets for less than $20. Enjoy it straight or mixed with lime or club soda.

Sláinte!

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As they say, hindsight is 2020. Well, in just a more few hours, 2020 will be hindsight!  Let's toast in a spirit of coop...
12/31/2020

As they say, hindsight is 2020. Well, in just a more few hours, 2020 will be hindsight! Let's toast in a spirit of cooperation to a year brimming with peace, friendship, good health and increasing prosperity for all!

CHEERS!

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12/26/2020

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12/15/2020
Peace in Our Hearts and Homes
12/10/2020
Peace in Our Hearts and Homes

Peace in Our Hearts and Homes

Imagine... Peace in our hearts, peace in our homes. Imagine... Unity and kindness, friendship and love in our world. Imagine... The beautiful inhale and exhale of tranquility, quiet and calm throughou

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11/30/2020

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11/25/2020
Old Wine Guy Bob is always looking for a great wine bar experience.  I found it last night at The Vines Grille and Wine ...
11/14/2020

Old Wine Guy Bob is always looking for a great wine bar experience. I found it last night at The Vines Grille and Wine Bar in Orlando.

Located in an upscale shopping center on Sand Lake Road the design of the facility is classy in black and white. Staff members are friendly, attentive, and polished professionals. Personally, I would have liked to have bar staff more wine knowledgeable, but it did not have a negative effect.

The wine-by-the-glass list is informed – featuring lessor known brands that offer higher quality for the price. I like that. And I was surprised when the complimentary bar snack turned out to be a small rasher of hot bacon. Salty, hedonistic, and delicious. Happy Hour (4pm – 7pm) features heavily discounted pricing and a cool, jazzy dance band kicks off at 8 pm without any cover charge.

The dining room is upscale both in cuisine and pricing. But it’s worth it. Ginny and I shared a tasty appetizer of calamari. We then feasted on salads; Caesar for her and an outstanding Greek Mediterranean for me that included an entire wedge of imported Feta. Wow.

Our entrée selections included an incredible Mac & Cheese for the Mrs. that was ripe with mouthwatering Gruyere. I had the Short Ribs covered in a rich, wine gravy and accompanied by fresh Baked Carrots, Whipped Potatoes, and a side dish of fresh Beets with Goat Cheese and Pistachios. All while sipping on Chalk Hill Chardonnay and Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon. We completed the meal sharing a Mascarpone Cheesecake with whipped cream and fresh berries.

If you are in the area you really must experience this wonderful restaurant. It has earned its position as one of our new favorites.

08/30/2020
This from a friend with whom I share a certain affinity.Thanks Ben.
08/25/2020

This from a friend with whom I share a certain affinity.

Thanks Ben.

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Ginny and Bob are off to Del Frisco's tonight to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary.  Great food - great wine.  Ch...
08/14/2020

Ginny and Bob are off to Del Frisco's tonight to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary. Great food - great wine. Cheers!

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Mobile Wine Tastings

Wine Guy Bob brings the party to you, creating “restaurant-quality” wine tasting events, parties and dinners throughout the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton, FL area. And he does it at a fraction of the price.

Bob is a veteran wine professional and three-time winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. His relaxed and unpretentious style encourages both learning and laughter - assuring that every event is totally intimidating and fun.

A wine tasting is one of today's most popular choices to gather folks together in a social setting. All events are conducted at a site provided by the client, thereby avoiding the expenses and restrictions imposed by restaurants - and expands the wine choices to anywhere on the planet.

Wine Guy Bob is available for large or small tastings and excels at personal instruction. Give him a call at (941) 212-6173.

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