Category: Fall

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...

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...

Pass the pasta

Renato Ratti Barbera d’ Asti When the monotony of life starts to get to us and we are feeling bored, we like to have a mini celebration.  My husband and I love doing a...

How to warm up from the cold

Cahors “Gouleyant” Georges Vigoureux The Malbec varietal thrives in the Cahors area of Southwest France. It’s often referred to as the “black wine of Cahors”.  Be prepared for little bit of a difference if...

Go ahead and spoil yourself

Angry Bunch Lodi Zinfandel I had the pleasure of enjoying this zin at a great new wine bar we discovered in the next town over.  They had a fire going, comfy couches and a...

Bring to the tailgate

1000 Stories ‘Bourbon Barrel’ Zinfandel If there were ever a perfect wine to bring to a chilly tailgate this is it.  The fact that it’s bourbon barrel aged will likely appeal to the non-wine...

Trim the tree

Mas Igneus Barranc Dels Closos Priorat Lush yet elegant this is a nice treat that deviates from some of the norms.  It has some licorice and raisin notes.  It’s ripe but not jammy with...

It’s time for Fleurie

Chateau des deduits Fleurie I’m on a Cru Beaujolais kick right now. Just a quick note on Beaujolais.   The difference between Beaujolais Nouveau and Cru are mostly in length of time taken to create...

Warm up with this Portuguese red

Herdade do Rocim Mariana Red (Alentejano) If you have read any of my other Portuguese wine posts before you will know I am a big fan.  I stand by the fact that if you...

Thankful for Kung Fu Girl

Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Reisling This incredible Riesling comes from the Columbia Valley in Washington. Now don’t get me wrong I loved this wine.  It’s just that some wines are so delicious and...