Articles Tagged: wine

Liberty School 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine Wednesday

post iconLiberty 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. …Read More

10 Great American Wines for Thanksgiving

post iconWe put together an eclectic list of wines in our attempt to cover all parts of the meal, as well as making sure that there is something for everyone. …Read More

High/Low Weekend – Oregon Pinot Noir

post iconWe are launching a new series for your wine consuming pleasure! This new series is based on one of my favorite concepts – High/Low Wine. …Read More

Wine for Day of the Dead

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, we came across a bottle of wine that we could not resist! As I have mentioned beore, I used to pick my wine based on the wine bottle. I will admit that I still indulge in this selection process when the wine is at a low enough price point. What can I say, I really like attractive and interesting wine bottles. I am not saying that all wine … Read more

Vampire’s Kiss #2

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1 1/2 oz Voga Sparkling Wine
3/4 oz Grenadine
Red sugar for rimming the glass.

Directions:
Rim the glass with red sugar. Make sure to drip some down the side! Pour chilled vodka and grenadine in a martini glass.Top with Sparkling wine.

Courtesy of Voga Wines.… Read more

Bloody Red Rum Sangria

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Ingredients:
1 750ml bottle of spiced rum
1/2 bottle Voga Merlot
6 oz. fresh lime juice
6 oz. triple sec liqueur
6 oz. simple syrup
2 limes sliced in thin wheels
2 red oranges sliced in thin wheels

Directions:
Chill ingredients overnight or at least a few hours before the party. Add all ingredients into a large punch bowl. Float a large ice block to keep it cool. These can be made easily using a … Read more

Bride of Frankenstein

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Ingredients:
4 oz Voga Sparkling Wine
1 oz Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
1 oz pineapple juice

Directions:
Pour Chambord and juice into a Champagne flute. Top with VOGA Sparkling and garnish with a raspberry.

Courtesy of Voga Wine.… Read more

Gitane – A Sherry Spectacular

post iconIt’s not often that we offer a restaurant review on DOTW but this really isn’t a restaurant review, it’s more of a booze rave. We recently headed to Gitane in San Francisco to experience their cocktail menu. I have recently become interested in wine based cocktails (and DOTW plans to bring you a new series on wine based cocktails soon) and we went out on a scouting mission. It’s actually not that easy to find cocktail programs that are based around wine. Sure, you get a ton of places offering champagne cocktails or that use vermouth, but it’s rare that they go beyond that. …Read More

Fearing French Wine

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I will admit that French wine scares me. Even after all the wine classes I have taken, France remains the great unknown and it seems unknowable. But I also realize that if I am going to be remotely close to becoming a wine goddess, I will need to know France. I will have to embrace France.

It is this realization that spurs me to take two actions. First, I need to figure out my issues … Read more

French Wine Odyssey

post iconBravely exploring French wines …Read More

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