Articles Tagged: Wine Wednesday

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 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

2009 Green Truck Petit Sirah – Wine Wednesday

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This bargain wine is made from certified organic grapes in Mendocino County. Mendocino County is a cool growing area just north of Sonoma and has long been a leader in the organic grape movement in the United States. What is great about this wine is that is is organic and can still be found for under $10. We paid $8.99 for it.

While you might not have heard of Green Truck Wine (the Green standing … 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

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

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

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

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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