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21Easter Holiday Pairing Wine

Easter Holiday Pairing Wine

Mar 24, 2016

The Easter holiday is only a few days away, and we have the perfect pairing suggestion for your family’s celebration. Easter also acts as a lovely reminder of our approaching spring in full bloom. Below are a few hang selected wines that are trending this season, and will pair beautifully with your family’s holiday tradition. […]

22Duxinaro Pinot Noir

Duxinaro Pinot Noir

May 25, 2013

Don’t let the fanciful bright orange label with the “ducks in a row” fool you: This is a seriously good wine for the money from Keystone Vineyards in Monterey, California. For a pinot noir, this is a fairly extracted wine bringing notes of cherry and plum to your palate. Delicious as a pre-dinner cocktail or […]

23Wine Searcher

Wine Searcher

May 22, 2013

If you had a wine somewhere (and were clever enough to write down its name) there’s an online tool that can help you find it in your local area. It’s called Wine-Searcher. Simply enter the name of the wine, optionally the vintage and location information such as a 10 mile radius from a given zip […]

24The Blend Trend

The Blend Trend

Mar 7, 2013

While most people like to stick with a favorite varietal (cabernet, pinot noir, chardonnay), You may be missing out on some excellent wines that are blends of two, three, four even five varietals. So let’s talk about these…

25Buena Vista – The Count

Buena Vista – The Count

Feb 17, 2013

This is a proprietary blend most similar to an Italian red wine: “The wine is full in body and somewhat on the soft side, but that softness is never overdone, and it stays in balance while allowing easy access to its deep personality even at this youthful juncture. Less in need of aging that many […]

26Hook & Ladder- Station 10

Hook & Ladder- Station 10

Feb 17, 2013

This blend is exceedingly popular at Cranberry Liquors. The Tillerman Red is another blend from Hook and Ladder, but Station 10 remains to be the favorite. Here’s an excerpt from the website: For this blend we picked grapes from our oldest Zinfandel vines and a small amount of old vine Carignane and Alicante Bouschet from […]

27Firehouse Red Tamarack Cellars

Firehouse Red Tamarack Cellars

Feb 17, 2013

Tamarack Cellars created a blend of ten (+?) wines barrels from American and French Oak barrels. ‘Firehouse Red’ is described below in an excerpt from Tamarack Cellars’ website: Deceptively sweet aromas of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals.  The flavors are dark, rich, lusciously mouthwatering, with cherries, boysenberries, tart plum skins, hints of leather, sweet pipe […]

28Klassen Big Mouth Red

Klassen Big Mouth Red

Feb 17, 2013

This blend combines Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre from Calaveras County. This winery produces batches with priority on ‘aroma, texture and terrior’ rather than mass-produced brand-name wines, reliant upon ‘high residual sugar and alcohol.’ Klassen’s describes Big Mouth Red as follows: “Big Mouth Red is a rich, bold and almost opaque in color. The nose is […]

29Norabella Wine Dinner = Big Hit!

Norabella Wine Dinner = Big Hit!

Nov 9, 2011

Thanks to Jeff at Norabella’s and Dominic from Bertani Wines and Sterling from Ruby Wines, our distributor and coordinator for the wine dinner.

The food and wine were outstanding and paired very nicely. Dominic, in addition to talking us through wines from the northeast of Italy, brought an extra treat: A 31 year old bottle of Bertani Amarone for us all to taste and it was delicious! But I’m getting ahead of myself.

30Vouvray: Visiting the Loire Valley

Vouvray: Visiting the Loire Valley

Apr 25, 2011

I had the great pleasure of visiting France last week for a week of mostly family reunion. Spring was in full bloom and temperatures were in the 70’s. A day trip to the region of Vouvray gave us a chance to enjoy that great weather and taste some fine white wine from the region.

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