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About Gregg

Gregg Stephenson has been the Fine Wine Specialist/Collector Concierge at Wine.com since 2009. In total he has been in Fine Wine sales for over 5 years. Initially drawn to wine by his passion for food, cooking, and entertaining, Gregg parlayed his new hobby to a profession. He has his Sommelier Certification with The Court of Master Sommeliers and is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) with The Society of Wine Educators. An avid collector since the mid-nineties, his home cellar boasts 1,800+ bottles from wines around the world, of which roughly 75% are from the Old World (France, Italy, Spain, and Germany). Gregg tries to taste as often as possible and LOVES the open minded wine enthusiasts!!!

Wine and Heat – Eternal Enemies

Heat is to wine like water is to oil…they just don’t mix. In fact, once the juice is in the bottle there is nothing one can do that is more detrimental to the long term health of the wine, than expose it to extended periods of long heat. When a … More

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Does the Proper Wine Glass Matter?

YES IT DOES!!! I was very fortunate to be included in a private San Francisco Riedel Wine Glass tasting this week, which was led by 10th generation family member GEORG JOSEF RIEDEL.  I have always been a believer of drinking my wine out of proper glassware, but had never … More

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Diner’s Ransom

How many times have you been out to dinner and not ordered from the wine list because the markups were outrageously high? How many times have you ordered wine by the glass and paid the same for that glass as the entire bottle would cost at retail? Well that happens … More

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Impressions from Bordeaux

I recently returned from a glorious week in Bordeaux, touring the different appellations and tasting through the 2010s of each district’s wines. Some of these tastings were held privately at the Chateau, where only the wines from their specific property were tasted. Some were organized communal tastings at a Chateau, where … More

Categories: New Arrivals, What We're Drinking
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