Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category

Sep. 28 2016

9-29-16 Word On Wine “Questions”

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Questions indeed!   When we go to the wine store what should we ask our trusty representative.  Here are a few ideas that we borrowed from Food and Wine!  If you have good ideas for questions let us know!

Sep. 28 2016

10-3-16 Word On Wine Cotes Du Roussillon and Cahors!

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This week we have some unusual French varieties to talk about…Actually they aren’t particularly unusual if you are a fan of wines from La Belle France!   1)2014 Domaine Piquemal.  Cotes Du Roussillion Tradition.  $15.  Grenache/Syrah.  This was nice and full bodied.  Great table wine for the first days of Autumn.   2)Petit Jammes.  Cahors. […]

Sep. 24 2016

9-26-16 Word On WIne Savoie Fare! :)

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Savoie Fare!  Get it!  Vin de Savoie!!!  Hilarious!  I’m here all week ladies and gentlemen!  Try the veal and don’t forget to tip your waitress.  We have two super nice light red wines.  Most wine from the Savoie (which is the alpine region of France near Switzerland) is white but this is a nice light […]

Sep. 16 2016

9-19-16 Word On Wine Buzet & Riesling!

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This week we reviewed two white wines…I wanted to like the first which I brought but ended up loving the Riesling Mary brought! 1)2015 Chateau Loustalet.  Buzet $15.  This was a blend of Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.  A bit flowery for my taste and not much acid…Mary liked it more than I did.  Buzet […]

Sep. 10 2016

9-12-16 Word On Wine The last Rose of Summer!

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This week Mary and I reviewed two wines that are nice for the end of Summer.  Now that it’s just about finished I am completely nostalgic for the Summer and wish I had it back…oh well there’s always next year.  These wines will help ease you into Fall!     1)Protea Rose.  South Africa $15. […]

Sep. 08 2016

9-8-16 Word On Wine…Sours…The Essential Cocktail!

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

  I wish Mary and I could take credit for this wisdom but it comes right out of Bon Appetit Magazine…Link is provided. Voila!   http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/cocktails/article/easy-cocktail-recipes-sours Amaze your friends (I did) with spectacular cocktails that have no more than four ingredients!  It’s simple and fun…Even if you make a total mess of things the only bad […]

Sep. 03 2016

9-5-16 Word On Wine. New World Magic!

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This week Mary and I review two new world wines which were lovely examples of what we do well in the good old USA!  I admit I am a little old world obsessed with wine…particularly France…so it’s good to branch out.  It’s Labor Day…We salute the great wine making in the good old USA.   […]

Sep. 01 2016

9-1-16 Word On Wine….Manifesto!

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man·i·fes·to noun A  public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate. Truthfully…Mary and I aren’t running for…or away from anything.  We just thought it might be time to talk about what we believe in when it comes to wine!  So here’s our credo with regards […]

Aug. 28 2016

8-29-16 Word On Wine White Bordeaux and CDR! Both around $13!

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This week Mary and I reviewed a white and a red which are very solid and great for the last days of Summer…that would be the next month or so!   1)2014 Chateau Les Jourdis.  White Bordeaux.  Made by Bernard Magrez.  $14.  This had a dull nose but was great on the pallet.  We really […]

Aug. 25 2016

8-25-16 Word On Wine…Wine Apps!

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

  A few weeks ago my brother Murray turned me on to a wine scanning App called Vivino.  https://www.vivino.com/   I downloaded it onto my Iphone and it worked pretty well…It enabled you to take a picture of a bottle and then it would compare that to its data base.  Sometimes it worked really well […]

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