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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
This week’s Wine Wednesday is yet another Malbec from Argentina. I know what you are thinking, another Malbec, you guys must love Malbec. It’s true. We do love Malbec. But, we also love deals and this column is all about good tasting value wine. I have probed the deep recesses of my brain and I honestly believe that Malbec is the best priced red wine out there. So expect to see more Malbec showing up … Read more
We at DOTW love Halloween and our celebration lasts the entire month of October. We try hard to help our readers enjoy this creepy, crawly day (see our Halloween Drinks page). This year, we are excited to add Ash Hollow’s Headless Red to our Halloween fun.
We recently received a bottle of the Headless Red and didn’t know what to expect. But I have been impressed by the wines out of Washington state (for our … Read more
This week’s Wednesday Wine pick was the crowd favorite at our breaking of the fast for Yom Kippur. And, it is one of the best value wines that we have come across. A magnum (two bottles) of the La Vieille Ferme “Recolte” 2010 red wine from the Rhone Valley for the astounding price of $9.99 at Costco.
The La Vielle Ferme wines come from the Perrin family of the famed Chateau Beaucastel in the Rhone … Read more
One of our favorite bargain wine regions is Argentina. In addition to great deals thanks to the weakness of the Argentinian Peso, there is some great wine coming out of Argentina.
And Malbec is the King of Argentinian wine (with Torrontes being the Queen). A relatively obscure grape used in blending in the famed Bordeaux region and the main wine in Cahors France, Malbec has found its true homeland in Argentina and has flourished.
This … Read more
Looking for a Father’s Day gift that is both thoughtful and quick?
These picks are unique liquors that stand out among other spirits of the same type. What better way to show Dad that you think he’s one of a kind.
I’ve included multiple price ranges, but these were chosen for their taste and not their price tag.
Here are a few liquor picks for the discerning Dad on your gift-shopping list:
Aberlour… Read more
Sake is a light, refreshing, low-calorie drink that is good as more than just a chaser for your spicy tuna roll.
Yaegaki Nigori sake is affordable ($12 a bottle) and accessible (you don’t have to know a lot about sake to enjoy it).
It is a sweet sake, served cold. The sweet lychee fruit nose is appealing, as is the cloudy appearance and very light carbonation.
The flavor is not sticky sweet. It’s more like … Read more
The movie Sideways maligned merlot and praised pinot noir — and that had a very real effect on the wine market for the last few years.
So it’s funny that one of the best California merlot producers is a winery known for its remarkable pinot noir.
Etude Winery out of the Sonoma Valley is a maker of rich and luxurious wines. As an estate winery, they grow all their own grapes and are a firm … Read more