Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Value Quality Deliciousness in the Bottle

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We tried the Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 at our Easter dinner with prime rib and all the other yummy Spring dishes that go with this special day for our family. Loved this bottle for quality and price, richness…

Red Jewel from Ventoux: Lou Ven Tou Rouge Blend 2011

Lou Ven Tou Rouge Blend 2011

I have a jewel of a red wine from the Southern Rhone and I’m excited about it because summer is on the way and heavier red wines are not always fun in the Oklahoma heat. Lou Ven Tou Rouge Blend…

Bogle Chardonnay 2011- Value, Quality and a Great Picnic Spot Near Sacramento

Bogle Vineyards Chardonnay 2010

A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed our last bottles of Bogle Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay. I do see it still available online in some areas. The 2010 is worth searching for if you are looking for value Chardonnay that generally…

Sauvignon Blanc from Little-Known Menetou-Salon: Domaine Phillipe Gilbert

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Menetou-Salon is an appellation and a village at the eastern end of the Loire. The Menetou Salon is a neighbor to Sancerre, about 25 miles to the west. Hubby and I tried a Sauvignon Blanc imported by Neal Rosenthal from…

Piedmont: The Wines, The Food, The White Diamond Truffles, The Custards, The Tartare – Video

Muscato Zabaglione

Going to Turin anytime soon? While writing an article on Barolo Chinato, I was looking for a tasting video. I found a few but they were all in Italian.  I came across this beautiful look at the Piedmont region, home…

Barolo Chinato the Exquisite Digestivo, Dessert Wine, Aperitif

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Barolo Chinato is a wine-based digestif or digestivo as it’s termed in Italy, and since the wine base is the coveted Italian Barolo from Italy’s Piedmont region, we’ll stick with digestivo. Barolo Chinato (pronounced kee-nah-tow) is an after-dinner drink, famous…

Passover Wines Beyond Manischewitz: From Kosher Tio Pepe Fino to Champagne

Yarden Golan Heights Cabernet Sauvignon

The eight-day festival of Passover (Pesach) begins on Monday at sunset, March 25th this year (technically, sunset begins the new day, so maybe you prefer March 26th). During the Seder meal, four cups of wine are drunk (and we’ll hope…

Easter Springtime Wine No. 3 From Washington State – Dry Clean Finish – Oh So Pretty

L'Ecole 41 Chenin Blanc 2011

America is missing beautiful white wines by insisting on drinking what we perceive to be “dry” with “dry” equating to “smart,” “stylish,” “modern,” and what the beautiful people drink – beautiful dry wine for beautiful people – and we don’t…

The New Ice Wine Coming From Warm Climates: Ice Pressed Chardonnay and Riesling – German Eiswein 2012

What? Well yes…Australia is making ice wine from Chardonnay grapes by using a commercial freezer. If you haven’t yummed-up on frozen grapes, you are missing a sweet treat. During the summer months, frozen table grapes are often on my lunch…

Tracking Sauvignon Blanc, Graves, Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé Around the World

You love Sauvignon Blanc, right? One of the hottest wine types in the market today. How adventuresome have you gotten with your Sauvigon Blanc? What do you have in your wine rack right now? A White Bordeaux? A White Graves?…

Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Years of Great Vintages, Big Taste

An old vine in the Côtes du Rhone (taken in the month of January)

The southern Rhone has had a steady stream of great Chateauneuf-du-Pape vintages, excluding 2008 which was still far above average. The 2010 Chateauneuf-du-Papes are considered to be nothing short of magnificent – and maybe beginning to get interesting in 2020…

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