Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category

Feb. 27 2015

3-2-15 Word On Wine Monte & Duke

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

This week Mary and I review two reds we are both fond of.   Mary reviewed the 2012 DaMa Montepulciano D’abruzzo.  $12.  Nice Cherries and rustic in all the right places.  I reviewed the 2012 Molly Duker Shiraz.  $19.  I had heard about this wine from Kati and decided to pick up a bottle.  16% […]

Feb. 27 2015

2-26-15 Word On Wine Myths 2!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

We all have ideas about wine…some are true and some not so much.  Mary and I take a second week to discuss some common wine myths.  We are having fun taping new shows…hope you like this one. Related posts: 5/3/12 Word On Wine First Time! 8-11-14 Word On Wine Cloudy Bordeaux 7-10-14 Word On Wine […]

Feb. 21 2015

2-23-2015 Word On Wine Liter Riesling and CDR White!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

WE’RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the last bunch of months we have been running repeats because Mary broke her ankle!  Finally we are back and delighted about it.  We have two nice white wines to review. 1)2013 Darting Riesling from Pfalz.  $18.99 A LITER!   Such a deal.  Nice fruit with great acid…a total winner…also at 11.5% not […]

Jan. 26 2015

1-26-15 Word On Wine Review…2 Bottles Of Eve!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

Mary Zajac and I have had problems getting together to taste so we decided to solve the problem by getting together with a bunch of wine and our mutual partners!  This week we have two white wines which didn’t behave at all as they should have! 1)2012 Charles Smith ‘Eve” Chardonnay.  Columbia Valley Washington!  $14!  […]

Oct. 23 2014

10-23-14 Word On Wine Franciacorta

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

This week my guest is Giovanni Bresciani, Export Manager from L’Arcipelago Muratori.   Giovanni works at Villa Crespia where they are making Franciacorta…an Italian sparkling wine using the grapes found in Champagne…Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.   It was nice of him to pay us a visit and talk about his unique area of Italy and their philosophy […]

Aug. 28 2014

8-28-14 Word On Wine Austria 2!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

This week I continue my discussion with Klaus Wittauer from Select Wines Inc.  We talk about the history of Austrian wine making and how the emphasis has switched from quantity to quality.  If you are interested in wines from Select Wines you can find them on the web at kwselection.com.  Select Wines are imported into […]

Aug. 21 2014

8-21-14 Word On Wine…Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Austrian Wine!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

This week it is my distinct pleasure to talk about Austrian wines with Klaus Wittauer. Mr Wittauer comes to us from Select Wines Inc. an importer of Austrian wines in Chantilly VA. Austrian wines are of high quality and still relatively unknown in the USA. They have great price/quality ratio and frankly, to my pallet […]

Aug. 11 2014

8-11-14 Word On Wine Cloudy Bordeaux

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

1)2010 Chateau Tour HautCaussan. $26.  50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Mary was fortunate enough to have guests bring this bottle which she enjoyed with Cassoulet.  All she said was Yummy!  Smooth and nice especially at the price point. 2)2012 Cloudy Bay New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  This was a very trendy wine a few years […]

Aug. 04 2014

8-4-14 Word On Wine Review…Bulgaria!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

When I think of Bulgaria I think of great opera singers, some very nice people I’ve met over the years and truthfully not much else!  In terms of wine Bulgaria was like all the other Soviet block countries…All about quantity!  The various government wine collectives produced endless amounts of mediocre wine to satisfy their Soviet […]

Jul. 28 2014

7-28-14 Word On Wine Two Excellent RioJas!

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This week Mary and I each tasted a fabulous Rioja Reserva.  Mary’s came from a very good friend and I bought mine to be enjoyed with  some very good friends!  Both were amazing examples of an old and distinguished tradition.  Both of these wines were mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha thrown in to blend. Mary’s […]

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