Ernest Hemingway, Wine, and Albariño

While I've had a few New World (i.e., other than Europe) Albariños that have been very good, none quite meet the high bar set by Albariños that come from Rías Baixas, Spain, especially from the Val do Salnés region.

DTH* – My New Muse Wine, 2017 Justin Rosé

I often get confused looks when I ask my friends what do they do with leftover wine. Apparently, that’s a foreign concept.

2007 Wind Gap Nebbiolo – Can Cali Finally Compete?

Could Nebbiolo be my secret affair wine? Am I cheating on Pinot Noir?

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part eight)

Along the way we were serenaded by the grunts of hippos in the water, the trumpets of elephants on shore, and the toots of Egyptian geese flying overhead.

Scott Harvey Vertical Tasting

The Monday night Somm Study Group did a Vertical tasting on 2007, 2008 & 2009 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zinfandel Reserve

J. Lohr Wine Dinner – Marché Bacchus

When I saw the flyer for a J. Lohr wine dinner at Marché Bacchus for just a little over $100, I jumped at the opportunity. Budget be damned.

An Impromptu Rosé Wine Tasting

Rosé has become so common during the warm weather we sometimes lose track of what we have had, what we have liked or disliked.

Rioja Wine – A Tasting to Remember

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, I attended a Rioja wine tasting event sponsored by Southern Glaziers Wine & Spirits in partnership with Rioja Trade. To sum it up WOW!

The Peculiarity of Wine

By necessity, Pinot and I have an open relationship. While I regularly taste, assess, and enjoy other wines, Pinot is always my first love and the one I return to nightly. It is sensual. It is luxurious. Hedonistic, even.

Can Budget Pinot Noir be a Daily Drinker?

I've had frugally-priced Pinots that tasted like dirt (not "earth," but actual dirt), some that tasted like they had a good dollop of cheap Syrah added.
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