The Somm Set by Benchmark Wine Group






Paul Grieco

Welcome to our newest series, The Somm Set. Each month we’ll be sitting down with a guest sommelier and uncovering their guilty pleasures, cellar staples, and everything in between! Follow as they hand-select their favorites from our warehouse, giving you the inside scoop on cellar must-haves!


This month on The Somm Set, we’re excited to feature Paul Grieco, Sommelier. Join us as we explore everything from his passion for wine, favorite wine and food pairing, and his newest endeavors.


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This week from Paul Grieco:

People of the World- Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening.

I hope and pray your wine journey this month has been one of discovery and mayhem. The discovery of…new grapes and new lands and new producers and maybe even new styles and expressions of these new terroirs. The mayhem…of your belly and your brain not computing the strange currents of electricity coursing through you, emanating from these new grapes and new lands +++. Oftentimes, we need a jolt of something new to remind us why we love food and drink so much, a re-torquing of the palate to remind us of our incredible abilities to ascertain the beauties of a simple grape being transformed into a complex beverage. 

And the INTERESTING WHITE WINES (truly, this a category of grape juice in the Benchmark Wine Group, and I LOVE IT!) are just the thing to cause you to dream big wine dreams once again. Not only are they different from their red peers in color, but the types of acidity and the way they play with your 10,000 taste buds is a refreshing and vibrant voyage.

So, for today and tomorrow, venture into the unknown and challenge yourself…with Grüner Veltliner / Chenin Blanc / Pigato / Savagnin / Fiano / Vermentino +++…your palate will send you a massive hug and kiss!

Big cheers.


Check out all the wines mentioned below!


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Aeris Wines
2014
1 In Stock
750ml
V91
JD91
CT90
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Donelan
2013
1 In Stock
750ml
WA93
JD93
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Huet, G.
2007
1 In Stock
750ml
WE95
VC93
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