Cuvée Ray Kurz

Articles written by Cuvée Ray Kurz

Cuvée Ray Kurz, owner of the former Cuvée Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach has been collecting, tasting, learning and teaching about wine for over 30 years. He has traveled extensively to many wine regions around the world including the Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley regions of France, as well as wine regions in Italy, Spain, Germany, California, Oregon and New York. Ray has earned his Certified Specialist of Wine credential from the Society of Wine Educators, a first-level Sommelier credential from the Court of Master Sommeliers and his Sommelier Certificate from the U.S. Sommeliers Association.

Remember the Other Independence Day: May 24, 1976

/ Updated on June 30, 2020

No disrespect to our celebration of the Fourth of July, our nation’s Independence Day, but as we enjoy our July 4th outdoor grilling rituals, let’s take a moment to also remember America’s WINE Independence Day, May 24, 1976! How fitting … Continue reading

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Move Over Monsieur Sauvignon Blanc! Señor Torrentes is in Town.

/ Updated on June 14, 2020

I am amazed how quickly Sauvignon Blanc became the white wine of choice for so many people. After a quick stop at Pinot Grigio, the world of non-chardonnay drinkers (and even part of the world of chardonnay drinkers) yearning for … Continue reading

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Chardonnay: The Chameleon of Wines

/ Updated on June 14, 2020

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by chameleons. How did they know when they were standing on something green to turn green and when standing on something brown to turn brown? It still fascinates me. I now realize … Continue reading

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The Wild, the Innocent and the Sauvignon Blanc Hustle

/ Updated on June 10, 2020

I’ve been waiting a long time to use a Springsteen reference in one of my wine articles. That opportunity jumped out at me when I thought about what to say about the varied personalities of Sauvignon Blanc as we celebrate … Continue reading

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Great Wine is Like a Flock of Geese

/ Updated on May 14, 2020

There is something about seeing a flock of geese flying in formation on a fall day that has always filled me with awe and admiration. What a beautiful sight to see. How do these wonderful creatures fly perfectly synchronized and … Continue reading

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Now’s a Good Time to Talk Wine: Red-Wine Drinkers, Listen Up!

/ Updated on April 30, 2020

A number of weeks ago, your Rehoboth Foodie (who btw, is doing a true public service in promoting restaurants’ takeout business) asked if I wanted to write wine articles for his Chasing the Grape column. Since I love talking about … Continue reading

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