Friday, December 31, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
The picture below shows some of the wines our friend Mary used to sell at her store Wine-oh's. I like the Boom Boom Syrah. I also enjoy the old vine red from lot number 53. This wine is made by Marietta Cellars located outside Geyserville, CA. This wine is so popular across the country that the winery no longer sells it on their website.
My favorite wine of the three pictured below is the 2006 L'Ecole No 41 Apogee. The L'Ecole No 41 winery is located outside Walla Walla, Washington. This wine is produced from the Pepper Bridge Vineyard and has a spicy taste to it. What does Apogee mean? It is the point in the orbit of the moon that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Recipe: Classic Potato Latkes
Monday, November 29, 2010
This week is dedicated to one of my favorite English writers....Charles Dickens. (1812-1870)
- Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.
-Fan the flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship, and pass the rosy wine.
The Old Curiosity Shop (1841)
-I cannot, with such perception as I have of what is reasonable, go along with those excellent persons in confounding the use of anything with its abuse, or in denying any man the cheerful enjoyment of a glass of wine, or beer or spirits and water, because his neighbor is prone to make a beast of himself by irrational excess in those things.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Last Saturday I went to Wine Barn's third annual holiday wine tasting. The Wine Barn is known for selling their wine at wholesale prices. Their mantra is, "If it's not great, we don't sell it." The wine barn also stores its wine properly by having a temperature controlled facility.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I am thankful for many things including family, friends, and my blog readers. :)
I have some pictures of great wines that will pair well with Thanksgiving and holiday dinners.
First is a picture of the Elena Walch Gewurztraminer. This is a Gewurztraminer made by a Italian winemaker. It has a very floral nose and fruity taste. It would pair well with seafood and light salads.
Another good wine for the holiday season is a pinot noir. This Baileyana pinot noir can be purchased for $20 or under. It was nice and would go well with turkey or pork.
The Rex Hill Pinot Noir is also nice for under $20.
I enjoyed this Oyster Bay Chardonnay a couple years ago at Thanksgiving. It is very nice and from New Zealand. Also easy to open with the screw cap!
Finally, if you are looking for a more intense red wine for the holiday season, then grab a bottle of the Seghesio Aglianico. I enjoyed the 2006 vintage this past week. It has a dark purple and red color with scents of cinnamon spice. It has a warm and rounded taste with soft tannins. I paired this wine with a Blue Stilton from England.
Have a great holiday and always enjoy fabulous wines.
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