Articles Tagged: Wine review

Gruner Veltliner – A Wine For Passover and Easter

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We don’t want to commit sacrilege but we have the perfect wine for both Passover and Easter or maybe a joint celebration if you reside in a household that celebrates both.  But, we will warn you that these may not be the wines for your Passover if you want Kosher wines.  But, trust us.  Whether you have never heard of Gruner, may have heard it in passing or consider yourself a Grunerphile, this wine will … Read more

2009 Archeo Nero d’Avola – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s pick is from Sicily, the island off the southern coast of Italy.  We picked up this little gem from Trader Joe’s.  In fact, we have been buying it for the last five years or so.  We just keep coming back.  I tried as hard as I could to find out about the winery and found nothing.  The only think that I found was that it was imported by D’Aquino.  But, when I went … Read more

2010 Bernabeleva Camino de Navaherrero Review – Wine Wednesday

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The rule for Wine Wednesday is that the wine must be purchased or retail for $10 or under. But, this week, we are going to break this rule and bring you a wine that retails for $12. We tried it at our weekly wine tasting, which this week highlighted Grenache or the Spanish Granacha. This wine was uniformly adored and people were rating it very good at a $25 price point. Yet, it was 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

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

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

L.A. Cetto 2007 Zinfandel—Wine Wednesday

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Today’s Wine Wednesday selection comes from Mexico. Mexico? Yep. Mexico. The L.A. Cetto 2007 Zinfandel is from Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, Mexico. Located northeast of Ensenada, the Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico’s largest wine-producing region. 

Mexico is the oldest wine-producing country in the Americas dating back to 1521 soon after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores. By the end of the 16th century, the country was producing enough wine to support its needs … Read more

Gruner or Chianti – High/Low Wine Weekend

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By day, I am wine student and spend most of my time studying. By night, I work at a high-end restaurant where I pour amazing wines. While I love wine from all over the world, my passion is for food-friendly wines that serve to enhance the dining experience and what people are eating!

One of my favorite white wines is Gruner Veltliner from Austria. It usually shows stonefruit along with citrus notes and vegetal notes. … 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.

If … Read more

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