Are you a wine expert?

Sommelier: a trained and knowledgeable wine professional who specializes in all aspects of wine. Why do we worry about fancy “wine titles”? Yes, it is great to be trained to be an expert in your field. Yes, we should certainly have respect for, and even learn from those who are in the know, but sometimes […]

Preparing for Wine Spectator

It was that time of the year: Time to submit our Wine List for review by Wine Spectator. This may not seem like a big deal to some, but at the Rio, we take this VERY seriously. For 5 years in a row, we have been awarded Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for our extensive […]