Articles Tagged: Pinot Noir

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

Bacca BOO Sangria

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Top 5 Wines for Summer

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Summer is finally here! While its stays nice and chilly in San Francisco, we have heard that the heat wave has already started in other parts of the country. When the weather turns warm, I turn to lighter wines served chilled. For those white haters out there, don’t despair, there are red wines that can be served chilled and roses to try. Here are our picks for wine to try this summer:

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2009 Caretaker Pinot Noir – Wine Wednesday

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Another pick from Trader Joe’s.  This wine was purchased for $9.99, a steal for a Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley, which is near Santa Barbara California.  For those of you who remember, this region was part of the Sideways journey.  I am pretty picky about Pinot and this is one of the growing regions that I think produces some of the best Pinot Noir in California.  My fave is Russian River and the … Read more

Pork and Pinot – A Perfect Combination For Easter

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Easter is around the corner and you might be asking yourself what wines to serve to accompany Easter dinner.  We know that a number of you maybe serving ham and chicken.  There is no better combination than pork with Pinot, and it goes pretty well with chicken as well.  We say Pinot, we are talking about the major players in the Pinot family, which includes the famed Pinot Noir, the sublime Pinot Grigio, also known … Read more

2010 Stoneleigh Pinot Noir Review – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s Wine Wednesday is the 2010 Stoneleigh Pinot Noir and it hails from Marlborough New Zealand.  While we receive this wine as a sample, it appears to retail from $9.99 to $17 and at $9.99, just sneaks into Wine Wednesday.  There have been many a wine from Italy and Spain featured in the Wine Wednesday column, but not so many from New Zealand.  While the wines from New Zealand aren’t overly expensive, they generally … Read more

Cooking My Way Back Home – Literary Monday

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For the past few weeks, we have been reviewing books related to wine and spirit histories and memoirs and drink recipes.  So, we have decided to mix it up a bit and are reviewing a cookbook.  After all, you do need some food to accompany all that booze.  This week’s pick is Cooking My Way Back Home by Mitchell Rosenthal of San Francisco’s Town Hall, Postrio, Anchor & Hope and Salt House.  I will freely … Read more

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2011

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With much fanfare, Wine Spectator announced its top 100 wines of 2011. Not surprisingly, the list was dominated by American, Italian and French selections, as well as representations from a number of other countries, such as Spain, South Africa and Australia. The majority of wines were in the $50 to $100 range with the top price topping out at $175 and the lowest at $9. There was a wide variety of varietals and styles.

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10 Great American Wines for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. Since this is a quintessential American holiday, we thought that we would recommend ten American wines to drink this Thanksgiving. Some of these wines are from classic American or trailblazing wineries, a winemaker that helped put American wine on the map or are from American’s grape (Zinfandel).… Read more

High/Low Weekend – Oregon Pinot Noir

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We are launching a new series for your wine consuming pleasure! This new series is based on one of my favorite concepts – High/Low Wine. This will allow our readers to splurge on one wine while saving on the other. This originated in my wine tasting group where we had to bring two wines (once priced high and one priced low) that we blind tasting. It resulted in a number of surprising outcomes! Maybe we … Read more

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