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Typicity, Tasting, Hemingway, and Scrooge

When the wine does not have the characteristics that you have come to expect from that varietal then there truly is a Great Disturbance in the Force.
Glass of Barolo - Wikipedia

2004 Barolo from Trader Joe’s – the Verdict

Instead of pairing with the dish, I felt that it was coyly teasing it.

New Feature: Daily Drinkers

My search has taken me to several go-to favorites including Costco, Trader Joe's, Fresh and Easy, and even - shock! - Whole Foods. (Motto: Why Pay Less?)

Today’s Tasting Note – Torrontés

I know this is hard to believe, but I reviewed another white wine under screwcap. No, I haven't lost my mind. Arguable, arguable. I got it.
Trader Joe's 2010 Petite Reserve Napa Valley Merlot

Trader Joe’s, Pine Ridge, and Learning Your Own Palate

I would love to be able to enjoy the 98+ point wines, but no wine shops have layaway.
Fresh n Easy Wine Aisle

Grocery Stores & Box Wines – Part 2

I will write more on box wines after the Vegas Wineaux Wine Club box wine tasting next month. (insert evil gleeful cackle here)
2002 Provenance Merlot

Sin! Debauchery! Dust! Wine!

Now that I have your attention, I just wanted to share a little about the amazing weekend I spent with The Wineaux Guy™ and talk about some of the fabulous wines we had.

Beyond Meat Loaf – the World in My Kitchen

It’s an almost otherwordly experience to walk into an Asian supermarket and be greeted with Christmas carols sung in Chinese.
This is NOT Frankenfood

Dying to Eat – What Wine Pairs with Frankenfood?

In the real world, more and more wineries are farming sustainably and ensuring that their wines are as natural and unpolluted as possible. Yes, wine is a health food. Google it.