Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category

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

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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!

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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 […]

Jul. 21 2014

7-21-14 Word On Wine 2 Alsatians!

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Did you ever hear the one about 2 Alsatians who went into a bar?  I didn’t either nor am I likely to.  However, I did hear and taste two really nice wines from a very obscure corner of Alsace which I really loved!  The area is called Moselle and it is the most northern winery […]

Jul. 14 2014

7-14-14 Word On Wine 2 More Rosés

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Mary has been working hard on our behalf tasting Rosé this Summer.  We are grateful! 1)2013 Mas De La Damme Rosé du Mas.  $13.  This was a nice blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mouvedre.  Bone Dry and lovely. 2)2013 Penya Rosé.  $11.  Despite the New World Bottle this too was solid and enjoyable.  […]

Jul. 10 2014

7-10-14 Word On Wine Sommelier 2…Wine Danger Zones.

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This show is a follow up to last weeks thrilling episode about sommelier wine questions.  This week Food and Wine’s Sommeliers’ talk about wine danger zones.  There are places where it’s just not a good idea to order wine!  Check out our show and find what to look out for. Related posts: 7-27-13 Word On […]

Jul. 07 2014

7-7-14 Word On Wine 2 Cabs! (Almost)

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | 1 Comment

This week Mary each took a Cab!  We tasted Cabernet Sauvignon from the old world and the new! 1)Mary tasted the 2011 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon from California.  $15.  Not Mary’s usual thing but she enjoyed this really nice Mid-Week Cab! 2)2009 Chateau Greysac!  Medoc.  This very nice Bordeaux is a relatively new property for the […]

Jul. 03 2014

7-3-14 Word On Wine Sommelier Questions!

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

Recently Food and Wine had a really nice article on what to ask a sommelier at a restaurant.  These situations can be perilous (as much as anything regarding wine can be perilous!) but asking the right questions can really help both at the restaurant and at the wine store.  Check out the show and try […]

Jul. 03 2014

7-3-14 Word On Wine Som 1! What to Ask.

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

Not too long ago I watched the documentary Som on Netflix and it made a big impression…highly recommended.  Food and Wine recently had a nice article on what questions to ask the Sommelier so that you would get the best results.  The questions would work equally well in a good wine store.  Enjoy the show! […]

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