Articles Tagged: wine

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

Kosher Wines for Passover

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Passover is almost upon us and unbeknownst to most, it’s a holiday where a significant amount of wine is supposed to be consumed.  Passover is a holiday celebrating the Jews exodus out of slavery in Egypt.   As part of the seder, four glasses of wine are consumed, and I would imagine that in some families, it’s much more.  The four glasses of wine symbolize a part of the ceremony: the Kiddush (sanctification of Passover), the … Read more

DOTW Talks To Vidal Fleury

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We recently had a very special wine tasting with Guy Sarton du Jonchay, the winemaster of Vidal Fleury, where we tasted through the Vidal Fleury portfolio with Mr. du Jonchay.  During the tasting, we found out that Vidal Fleury is the oldest winery in the Rhone Valley having been established and in operation since 1781.  Imagine my excitement when I found out that Thomas Jefferson visited the winery in 1787 in his wine tour of … Read more

2010 R Collection Lot No. 3 California Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine Wednesday

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The R Collection is the introductory line by Raymond Vineyards, which traces it’s roots to the immediate post-Prohibition era in Napa.  The founder of Raymond Vinearyds, Roy Raymond arrived in Napa Valley in 1933 and married into the Beringer family.  After working at Beringer for more than 35 years, Roy and his sons started Raymond Vineyards with the family working side by side for their first crush in 1974.  Since then, Raymond Vineyards has earned … Read more

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

The House of Mondavi – Literary Monday

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The House of Mondavi chronicles the rise and fall of the famed Mondavi family of Napa.  It’s the real life version of Falcon Crest, the 1980’s prime-time soap opera set in wine country and allegedly based on the Mondavi family.  Boy, is it a juicy and fascinating read.  The book details the Mondavi family’s involvement in the wine industry and it’s intertwinement of the Mondavis and the rebuilding of Napa Valley and it’s eventual explosive … Read more

2010 Campo Viejo Rioja – Wine Wednesday

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Last week’s pick of the week came from Portugal.  This week’s pick comes from it’s neighbor, Spain.  As we have written about in the past, Spain offers incredible value for its quality of wine and a number of prior picks have come from Spain.  There seems to be no stopping Spain and Italy for Wine Wednesday picks.

This week’s pick is the 2010 Campo Viejo Rioja.  This wine is a little unusual as it’s a … Read more

Visit the Hills of Abruzzo, Italy Without Leaving Home! – Part 2

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Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Justin Gallen, an Italian importer and one of his producers, Francesco Cirelli, a winemaker from the eastern Italian region of Abruzzo. This week Cirelli emphasizes the importance of organic and biodiversity farming, a concept he puts into practice back home in Italy.

Drink of the Week (DOTW): What types of wine does Cirelli produce?
Francesco Cirelli (FC): First of all, we are respectful of the … Read more

Guide to Sparkling Wines

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For certain events and holidays, like Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, the issue of sparkling wine takes a precedence in your daily life that it doesn’t take on other days.  You may become consumed with what type of sparkling wine to purchase and serve to your loved ones.  I am sure that for many of you, the first thing that comes to mind is Champagne.  I certainly understand why.  It’s the granddaddy of them … Read more

Cocktails that Sparkle for Cupid

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Cupid is readying his arrow.  Are you wondering who he will hit?  Do you hope it will be you?  If you need a little help romancing a new love or an old one, these sparkling cocktails will be your biggest helper.  No woman can resist something that sparkles and men have a hard time too!

For Valentine’s Day this year, serve these sparklers to your sweetie!

Del Posto’s Bellini – combine the lightness of Proseccso … Read more

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