Author: Grape Riot Author

Casual burger night

Wolffer Estate Finca Wolffer Red My Portuguese father in law makes wine every year.  He doesn’t talk about how he makes it, what grapes he uses or when it actually happens.  All I know...

Rainy day Vacqueyras

Caves de Gigondas Vacqueyras Reserve de la Campriere Another wine from one of my favorite regions, Southern Rhone.  It occurred to me the other day why I enjoy this region so much.  I think...

Sip a little, relax a lot

Cantina Valpolicella Negrar Appassimento Rosso Let’s just take a minute to explain why this wine is a bit different from others you might be drinking.  In short, the appassimento method uses dried grapes prior...

Your new weeknight wine

Shinn Estate Red NV Here’s the game plan, you need to stock up on a case of this for your go-to weeknight wine.  As stated in a previous post I’m a huge fan of...

The last day of summer

Beach Blvd Wine Company Rosé I’m just now checking my email and found out our school is having busing issues.  As a result, our first day is cancelled.  I was in the midst of...

The wine crime I regret the most

Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir I am so lucky to have friends who know how happy a great bottle of wine will make me.  I am also lucky to have friends who are...

Binge Watch

Hahn SLH Pinot Noir I call this a “Green Eggs and Ham” wine. I will drink it in a chair or on a stair or with a bear, I will drink it anywhere! This...

Last few weeks of Summer

Ste Chapelle Blood Orange Spritz We only have about 3 more weeks until labor day, and I for one am making the most of the last bits of summer before I start transitioning to...