|Winery:||Kunde Family Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma Valley|
Long Liquor Store
Got this at a "take a chance" sale at a local liquor store for $3. I scored on this one. velvety nose with a little earth and chocolate. Good fruit on the palate. Dangerously smooth wine with a nice grip on the long finish. For $3 a bottle I shoul...
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza|
I consistantly enjoy Layer Cake Malbec, it has the soothing taste that agrees with my wine palate. The dark fruit taste is deep, the chocolate overtones and the long smooth ending with just a subtle tannin risidual feeling on the inside of the mouth an...
|Region:||USA » California » Central Coast|
The 2008 vintage has reached it's "expiration date". I got this for 75% off at a local liquor store since it expired about a month ago, which means I paid a mere $6 for 4 bottles worth of wine. I was unaware that box wines actually had expiration dat...
|Winery:||Bodegas Marques de Caceres|
|Region:||Spain » Rioja|
|Varietal:||Graciano , Tempranillo|
A little hot on the nose at first but after letting it stand for 20 minutes in the glass it shows an earthy, leathery nose with a touch gaminess. Very smooth on the palate with nice acidity and a good amount of tannin. Tempranillo shines through with...
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Enjoying this nice Sancerre while visiting the folks here in Michigan this week. Mom had her 2nd knee done, this one at 88 years old. She's in the rehab facility for a week so I'm helping my Dad for the next couple of days. Have a couple rounds of golf planned with my brother and hoping to see my sisters while here. Nice to get a bit of relief ... Read More
Have you discovered the joys of sipping your rum neat, or are you only mixing it into cocktails? Both are certainly delicious ways to enjoy rum. However if you’re not yet familiar with expressions that can be sipped much like one would scotch you’re missing out. I recently returned from spending some time in Venezuela visiting Diplomático, one o... Read More
This morning I was pontificating in the coffee shop about wine bottle labeling. My buddy, being the the ex-lawyer type, asked a lawyer question. Who monitors this stuff?I then realized that I had never heard of anybody (OK, I'm talking domestically, here.) being accused of say:Labeling a bottle as "Cabernet Sauvignon" and, then, being caught f... Read More
Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years? Read More
I'll be in Germany next week, and once I arrive I plan to drag my jet-lagged self to Alsace, France to tour a few wineries there (a couple hours from Frankfurt). BUT- I'm not really into white wines as much as reds, though I don't mind Gewurtzraminer and Dry Riesling.But I am thinking of taking a day off toward the end of the week. I can get pre... Read More
Walk it off, indeed. A group of fundraisers in Wisconsin is fighting to change a state law that forbids them from walking between multiple locations and tasting wine.The Wine Walks, a bi-annual community fundraising event in Baraboo, Wisconsin, began in 2008. These wildly popular events generate a good store of cash for civic causes in the town ... Read More
This past week noted wine collector and infamous Chateau Margaux bottle-breaker WIlliam Sokolin passed away. He was 85 years old. According to an obituary in the New York Times yesterday, Sokolin was a “wine merchant for more than a half-century” whose father “opened a liquor store on Madison Avenue after Prohibition. Before becoming a wine-foc... Read More
These wine descriptions aren't the usual “floral hints and notes of melon.” The Huffington Post recently featured the hijinks of comedian Jeff Wysaski, a jokester whose trademark gag is planting jokes in public places. In the case of the HuffPo article, Wysaski planted fake tasting notes at a neighborhood liquor store. “If you're trying to find ... Read More
Had the pleasure to taste with GregT in San Diego yesterday evening. I had the idea to pair up Greg and a friend from the Netherlands who was in San Diego for a convention, due to their interest in Tokaj, and it seemed to work well, everyone having a good time.Lessons Learned: Harslevelu is good stuff, and probably my new favorite white wine gra... Read More
I am a life long wine enthusiast with a preference for Bordeaux, particularly if consumed at maturity. I do enjoy wines from other parts of the world but find I like the ones that have a claret style best. I dislike CA/domestic fruit bombs that seem so prevalent and popular in the U S.My bias toward Bordeaux was probably set when a friend of mi... Read More