Saturday, October 31, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - French Red - 2011 Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage Les Nobles Rives

I don't drink a lot of French wines for no other reason than I don't know or read as much about French wine as I do wines from America and Spain. But when I do drink French wines, some of my favs are from Crozes-Hermitage. Syrah based wines that are from very close to where the super-expensive Hermitage wines are made, but available at closer to $20 than $100 or more.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - Spanish Red - 2011 Bodegas Surco Ribera del Duero Quintana de Cue Crianza

My enamored feelings about the Total Wine & More store I frequent is beginning to wane.  At first it was the Disneyland of wine stores... row after row of wine, wine, wine (oh and some spirits and beer as well). But after shopping there for years now, I begin to see the variety does not change frequently.  Adding to my displeasure is the fact that the aisle of Spanish wine is slowly shrinking, with Rosés from around the world now encroaching on at least 25% on my favorite wine country...  However, during my last trip I did see a new Ribero del Duero at $20... so I had to give it a try! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Check Out this Great Blog Post!

Great blog post from Uncorked Ventures on the future of wine in america. Check out the article and also check out Uncorked Ventures -  The Best of Wine Country!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - South American Red - 2012 Pisano Tannat Reserva Personal de la Familia

Tannat is to Uruguay as Malbec is to Argentina... sort of... I bet you've at least heard of, and probably even tried quite a few Argentinian Malbecs. But how many Tannats have you tried?   Chances are you've tried exactly none.  Tannat is not as easy drinking or food friendly as Malbec, but if you are looking for something different - and aren't afraid of a big tannic monster of a wine - seek one out! Today's wine is a 100% Tannat from Pisano, who also makes a number of blends using Tannat.