Author: Grape Riot Author

Thankful for Kung Fu Girl

Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Reisling With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I thought it was time to post some suggestions.  This incredible Riesling comes from the Columbia Valley in Washington. Now don’t get me wrong...

Ready for date night?

Domaine des Pins Les Pierres Saint-Amour Feeling romantic?  Sometimes the best date nights are at home.  My husband and I will often pick a recipe that we find intriguing, a great bottle of wine,...

Another GSM for Y.O.U

Barossa Valley Estate GSM   Back to one of my favorite types of wine…the GSM.  I’m like a magnet to this blend when I see it.  Just quickly for those of you who aren’t...

Sunday Funday

Spier Vintage Selection Shiraz Things are starting to really cool down here and I needed something big and warming.  Enter Spier Shiraz.  We are in full football Sunday Funday mode around here.  Although we...

I’m feeling evolved

Sokol Blosser Evolution Red Blend Wow, this has a lot of grapes!  Which is why I couldn’t wait to try it.  This gem from Oregon includes the red grapes, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, and Syrah.  Then...

Me time wine

Despagne Biface Blanc On a typical wine list, we are generally given the same choices for white wine we see over and over again.  I love all of those wines, but sometimes it’s nice...

McCall has got it all

McCall Cabernet Franc A few weeks ago, back in my hometown of Cutchogue NY, I was able to stop by McCall winery.  My original plan was to participate in the wildly popular burger night. ...

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...