Articles Tagged: cabernet sauvignon

Wine and Candy Pairings for Halloween

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Our friends at Hob Nob wine recently sent us a Halloween present of wine and candy. Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than that. If you added ice cream, you would be combining all of my vices. Plus the Hob Nob Halloween gift gave us an idea for an article on wine-candy pairings for adult trick or treating this Halloween.

We thought that the wine and candy pairing was a brilliant idea for Halloween. For … Read more

Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Wine Wednesday

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The Wine Wednesday column has been missing for awhile now!  But, we are back and we will do our best to bring you a bargain wine selection each Wednesday.  Our first return to Wine Wednesday selection is an exclusive at Trader Joe’s, one of our favorite places for bargain wines.  The 2010 Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy drinking Cabernet with tamed tannins and displaying that the grapes hail from a warm growing region.  … Read more

Bacca BOO Sangria

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2010 R Collection Lot No. 3 California Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine Wednesday

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The R Collection is the introductory line by Raymond Vineyards, which traces it’s roots to the immediate post-Prohibition era in Napa.  The founder of Raymond Vinearyds, Roy Raymond arrived in Napa Valley in 1933 and married into the Beringer family.  After working at Beringer for more than 35 years, Roy and his sons started Raymond Vineyards with the family working side by side for their first crush in 1974.  Since then, Raymond Vineyards has earned … Read more

East Versus West Cabernet Off

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We are pitting Cabernet Sauvignon from the famed Cabernet Sauvignon stalwart Napa Valley against Sonoma, its upstart, funkier neighbor to the West. Napa and Sonoma are separated by the Mayacamas Mountains. Does the Napa-Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon feud rival the epic feud that has rages between East Coast and West Coast rappers. Probably not. Vintners are usually pretty cooperative. But, we thought that it would be fun to pit Napa against Sonoma for your drinking pleasure. … Read more

14 Hands Hot to Trot – Wine Wednesday

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As the warm weather turns cold, I turn my attention to bigger fruity red wines. For some reasons, big red wines brings comfort. Maybe it’s because big red wines go so well with stews and heavy meat dishes, winter staples. I think of it as the macaroni and cheese of the wine world. For some reason, when I drink it, it increases my happiness level, or maybe that’s just the alcohol kicking in.

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Last Minute Wine Recommendations for Thanksgiving

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We know that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. We also know that you might be freaking out if all of the wine shops and liquor stores have closed for the day and you haven’t been able to get wine for Thanksgiving dinner. In most states, you can head off to your local grocery store (if you live in a state where you have to buy from state-owned stores, there isn’t much we can do … Read more

Liberty School 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s Wine Wednesday is the Liberty School 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Liberty School is one of several brands from Hope Family Wines in Paso Robles, California. The Hope family has been making Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon since 1990. The current Liberty School line of wines includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and a cuvée blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. Liberty School wines generally represent a good value and typically sell in the range of $12.00 to … Read more

Excelsior 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine Wednesday

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As you know, we try to make Wine Wednesday’s fun and bring you interesting-yet-affordable wines for $10 and under. Our assignment is often challenging; it isn’t always easy to find wine at the $10 and under price point and end up drinking a fair amount of wine to bring you 52 Wine Wednesdays a year. This week’s pick is a familiar varietal from a relatively unfamiliar region.

This week’s Wine Wednesday is a Cabernet Sauvignon … Read more

Guenoc 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Lake County – Wine Wednesday

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As we mentioned last week, we recently hiked up to Lake County for the Lake County Wine Adventure and had a blast. One of the places that I made sure we went to was Langtry Estate and Vineyards, the producer of Guenoc Wines. Guenoc Wines has been one of my favorite budget go-to producers for well over a decade. Honestly, without Guenoc, I probably wouldn’t have known that Lake County existed when I started buying … Read more

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