Whenever I’m out to dinner with friends, it’s a great time to try a different wine. By sharing wine this way, I’m able to garner others thoughts and opinions about a chosen wine. The bonus is that its great fun for all involved, and they usually can’t wait to see what I write about our […]
A little while back one of my readers recommended a wine for me to try. That wine was Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. I hadn’t had an occasion to try it up until then. A friend of mine was coming to dinner. I had planned on making my favorite Homemade Lasagna and thought this would […]
It never fails to surprise me regarding the variety and quality of wines I can find in our local wineries. I found this Cycles Gladiator Pinot Grigio 2011 at the recommendation of someone at the Wine & Rose’s Spa Resort & Restaurant in Lodi California. Ok, I admit, I was also drawn to their beautiful logo. […]
So what are the basic wine terms and definitions? First of all I’m not a wine expert. Nevertheless, I/we often hear wine terms and definitions, bandied about when someone is talking about wine. But what do they mean? Some of the terms are more obvious, where others aren’t as much. To dispel the confusion and help you […]
One of my readers recommended I take a look at the BareFoot Sweet Red Wine. So off to the store I went. The price so reasonable, I bought three different Barefoot Wines and gave them a try. My neighbor and I tasted their Sweet Red Wine, Moscato Spumante and the Chardonnay. The Sweet Red Wine, Moscato Spumante are true to their name. I can see where it would a something someone with a sweet wine tooth would very much enjoy. The Chardonnay was light and fruity.
Just before my trip to France I had taken a friend of mine out to dinner as a thank-you for taking care of my cat Samuel while I was away. We had asked our server for a wine recommendation, and 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon was what was brought to our table. It was a great addition […]
I found this Evenus Zinfandel Port Wine 2007 at Trader Joe’s and thought it would be fun to give it a try. For some reason, I have been on a dessert wine kick of late. I am a fan of a good dessert wine but only in moderation. I very much enjoy a dessert wine to add […]
Story Winery is in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains not very far from where we live. It’s a great local winery that makes one of my favorite Zinfandels. In fact, one could argue that it is one of the best in the area. Story Winery Story Winery is a boutique winery that was one of […]