Articles Tagged: white wine

2010 Jacob’s Creek Moscato – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s pick resulted from my desire to please a good friend that isn’t a huge fan of dry wines.  But, she is a huge fan of sweet wines.  However, I was also going to have a table full of other people to please so I couldn’t start off the evening with dessert wine, which is my friend’s absolute favorite.  As I looked over my racks of wine to see what I should take, I … Read more

2010 Domaine Des Cassagnoles Cotes des Gascon Blanc – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s Wine Wednesday is a bright, crisp, zippy white. The wine didn’t pretend to be anything that it wasn’t. It was simple and refreshing and evoked days of summer during the dead of winter.

The Domaine Des Cassagnoles is located in Gascony. I can’t say that I remember having a wine from Gascony before but apparently wines from there were pretty popular during the 1980’s. Since the wine industry is more like the fashion … Read more

2010 Bibi Graetz Cassamatta Bianca Toscana – Wine Wednesday

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I know that I have warned you against buying bottles based on how much you like the label, which was something that I did with alarming frequency as a newbie. But, sometimes when I am at a good wine shop where I know and trust the buyer, I will indulge my love of beautiful labels. This bottle falls squarely within that category with it’s abstract label that provided a lovely contrast to the wine bottle … Read more

Seven Spectacular Italian White Wines For The Holidays

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Tonight marks the Feast of the Seven Fishes in some Italian families.  Others will choose to celebrate tomorrow.  But, it occurred to us that there will be a great deal of fish and seafood consumed in the next week as Christmas morphs into New Year’s.  Our own family traditions have come to include heaping amounts of San Francisco’s local dungeness crab. For Christmas, we make the local San Francisco seafood stew – Ciopinno – a … 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

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

Mandra Rossa 2008 Fiano – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s Wine Wednesday comes to us from one of my favorite wine regions in the world, Italy. And it’s made from an ancient and relatively obscure grape, the Fiano. While Fiano generally grows in Campagnia, these grapes were grown in Sicily. Who knew? For those of you who like big, luscious, fruit forward wine, Fiano is the wine for you. If Marilyn Monroe had been a wine, this is what she would be. Sexy, … Read more

Cameron Hughes Lot 259 – Wine Wednesday

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I can’t remember anymore if I have shared my enthusiasm for Cameron Hughes wines. But, if I haven’t, I will in this week’s Wine Wednesday pick. Cameron Hughes Lot series started in the early 2000’s (and I can’t seem to find the first year they started selling wine) and I have been consistently purchasing the Cameron Hughes wines since Lot 3. They are now up to Lot 290 and I estimate that I have probably … Read more

Toast Oprah Farewell with Tequila Cocktails

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After 25 years and many, many “Aha!” moments, Oprah signs off for good May 25th. How to toast the Queen of Daytime? Tequila, of course. The folks at Tequila Sauza whipped up these two tequila cocktails for you and your friends to enjoy during Oprah’s last call.

The “O” Revoir

Add a note of class to your farewell get-together with a Sauza Silver Tequila margarita spiked with some traditional celebratory bubbly and the delicious flavor … Read more

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