My good friend, Peter, is in the wine business.
He has actually completed two harvests in Italy and knows more about wine than anyone I’ve ever come across, ever. I was recently in San Francisco, where he now lives (he used to be here in Charleston) and was able to spend a day in Sonoma/Carneros sampling wines.
Afterwards we went to dinner and he taught me a valuable tip.
What do you do when you want to remember a fantastic bottle of wine? Take a picture, of course. Well, I did this exact thing when he told me that I needed to get a picture of the back of the label as well, see below. The reason for this is the importer matters a lot. The same ‘label’ can be imported by different places and you can accidentally get a completely different wine. SO, take some advice from my friend Peter and turn your wine savvy up a notch, take a picture of the back of bottles too!