After being away for several weeks I’ve returned. My mother passed away...
After being away for several weeks I’ve returned. My mother passed away on April 27th; a few days after my return from vacation. I decided to return with an episode to explain my absence and to honor her memory. While my mother wasn’t a huge wine drinker, she did enjoy an occasional glass.
I chose two [...]
So, I went to Rockport, TX last week to get some isolation and get caught up on some wine reading. While you might not thing going to the coast (shore for those of you in Jersey) doesn’t seem like a place to go study in isolation, I can assure you it is. The condo I [...]
In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark takes a quick trip up IH-35 to Austin to hang out with Advanced Sommelier, GM and Sommelier of Personal Wine and Red Room Lounge Bill Elsey. Mark and Bill talk about how Bill got into the industry, passing his Sommelier tests, and the Red Room Lounge [...]
Press Release 4/1/2013 – 1337 Wine
1337 Wine is proud to announce the upcoming release of Loki Pinot Noir. This will be the first of hopefully more wines to be released under the 1337 Wine label.
When asked why the name Loki for the wine Mark Fusco, owner of 1337 Wine, said, “the Pinot Noir grape [...]
In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark heads over to his good friend Ceci Barretto’s wine shop Vinously Speaking for a night of Texas Wine Tweeting. We are joined by a few other San Antonio wine peeps. Robin English-Bircher, who is another wine blogger here in town and her husband “Mr. Bircher,” and [...]
In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark interviews the first American to earn the title of Master Sommelier as awarded by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Eddie and Mark talk via Skype about how he got into wine, his experience in France, and what Power Entertaining is all about. Eddie graciously sent and [...]
In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark finally rights some wrongs as the Foursquare Mayor of Max’s Wine Dive in San Antonio. He has been going to Max’s for almost two years and has never had two of their signature dishes – Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers. Mark visited with Whitney [...]
In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark visits the Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, TX. This is where it started for Messina Hoff in the 1970s. He sits down with Paul the VI and Paul the VII Bonarrigo (Father and Son) to taste 6 different wines in a private room at their restaurant [...]
In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark makes the long overdue trek to Houston, TX to attend a tasting of Brunello di Montalcino sponsored by the Consorzio Vino Brunello di Montalcino. 30 producers from Tuscany (Toscana) were brought to the United States to show their 2008 vintage. Only two cities were chosen – [...]
Mark returns to the set for a special Valentine’s Day show. He decided to go fairly standard in choices with an all-California wine show. First is the Non Vintage Mumm Napa Rose Sparkling Wine. Next is the 2010 Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay. Last is the 2011 Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon. All 3 wines should [...]