Articles Tagged: Red Wine

Five Stunning Italian Red Wines To Kick Off 2012

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As you know, I love all wine but I have a soft spot in my heart for Italian wine. While I enjoy the acidity and bright fruit flavors that most Italian wines exhibit, I love the passion that Italians, and particularly Italian winemakers, have for wine. It’s infectious. The Italians vinify varietals that 99.9% of the population has never heard of, including a number that date back to ancient Rome and the Greeks. The Italians … Read more

Jack Tone Vineyards Red Blend – Wine Wednesday

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This is a fun and flirty wine offered at an amazing price. While we were sent a sample of this wine, it retails for roughly $20 for a three liter box (4 bottles), which translates into $5 a bottle. It’s tough getting a good wine for $5 and this wine delivers. Plus, we really like the fact that it comes in an eco-conscious box with a spout, which made it the perfect wine for a … Read more

Five Strange Sparklers For Christmas

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In Twas The Night Before Christmas, it was sugerplums that danced in the children’s head. But, when I think of Christmas, I think of ham dancing across the dinner table. Ham seems to be as ubiquitous to Christmas as Turkey is to Thanksgiving. That got me thinking, what wines would go well with ham. Since Christmas is such a festive holiday, I wanted the wine to be festive as well. And, what could be more … Read more

Wines To Gift Without Breaking The Bank

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The holidays are here! Today is the second night of Hanukkah with Christmas and Kwanzaa just around the corner. Plus, don’t forget New Year’s! We know that the rush to buy gifts for family members, friends and co-workers is in full swing. One short week after that, the pressure is on to bring a great bottle of wine to your New Year’s party. These wines are a great answer to your holiday gift giving quandary … Read more

Saladini Pilastri 2009 Rosso Piceno – Wine Wednesday

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Whether planning for a special holiday celebration or a casual weekday dinner, it is always great to find a way to save money on wine. That’s why each Wine Wednesday pick is a wine purchased for $10 or less. Today we are showcasing the Saladini Pilastri 2009 Rosso Piceno which only cost $8.99.

This wine is a blend made from Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes. It has a lovely medium ruby color. There are aromas of … Read more

A Wine Wish List To Make Santa Cry

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With the holidays upon us, it makes me think of Christmas and my wish lists of yore.  It also makes me ponder how my adult list would look.  I thought about it and thought about.  As an avowed oenophile, I decided that my wish list would be filled with amazing wines from around the world. The only drawback to my wishlist is that you might only get them if Santa had a very good year.… Read more

France – High/Low Weekend

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This week’s high/low picks come from the famed French wine producing areas of Burgundy and Bordeuax.

You don’t normally associate Burgundy with value. But, believe it or not, this week’s low (value) wine comes from Burgundy and it’s a Bourgogne Rouge with a bit of funk.

I got home from work late and was hungry. Not surprisingly, I had plenty of wine but not so much food. The only thing in my refrigerator was bread … 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.

Believe it … 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

Toad’s Hollow Erik’s the Red – Wine Wednesday

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We apologize that this week’s Wine Wednesday is more like a Wine Thursday.  We have a new writer that has taken over this column that has been having technical issues.  I am resuming this week’s Wine Wednesday and bringing you a mighty fine wine from California (it’s not from any particular region because the grapes are sourced all over California).

Toad’s Hollow was a winery started in 1993 by Rodney Strong (of the Rodney Strong … Read more

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