Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category

May. 31 2014

6-2-14 Word On Wine Duck and Languedoc!

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

This week Mary reviewed 2 French Rosés both of which are favorites! 1)Domaine de la Mordoree Cotes Du Rhone Rosé.  You might know this wine by the duck on the label.  Trust the duck!  You can’t go wrong with the duck!  Inexpensive and usually snappy and good. 2)Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Gris de Gris Rose.  […]

May. 10 2014

5-12-14 Word On Wine 2 American Rosés

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This week we reviewed two new world Rosés  both were using Rhone blends but the results were quite different. 1)Charles and Charles Rosé.  Washington State.  $13.  The cepage was predominantly Syrah though it also contained some Grenache and some Mouvedre.  The results were a little too fruity for our tastes but once the rose was […]

Apr. 21 2014

4-21-14 Word On Wine 2 Aussies!

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This week Word On Wine is from Down Under and we are from the east and west of the country.  Mary and I actually tasted these wines together at our home grown wine tasting event! 1)2012 Frisk Prickly Riesling!  $10.  Victoria, Australia!  What could be bad about this?  Simple elegant inexpensive slightly sweet and slightly […]

Apr. 17 2014

4-17-14 Word On Wine All That Glass Part deux!

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

Crystal Fans!  This is the second in my Chats with Maximilian Riedel of Riedel Crystal of America!  This week we talk about three different wine glasses and how each is formed to suit the individual grape they are designed for.  Check out the interview for more surprising and interesting glass info! All That Glass Part […]

Apr. 14 2014

4-14-14 Word On Wine 2 From CA!!!!

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This week Mary and I are in Sunny California…we wish…for two wines…one which was expected and another which was not! 1)Mary tried the…2012 Michael Sullberg Cabernet Reserve.  $13.  Mary said she was expecting something big and bold and received something more subtle! 2)2012 20 Rows Zinfandel, “The Grappler”.  $24.  This was big and bold and […]

Apr. 07 2014

4-7-14 Word On Wine Italy Northwest to Southeast!

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This week Mary and I cover the map of Italy.  Mary is down south and I’m up north! 1)2011 Terre Di Giumara Nero D’Avola.  $15.  A great rustic wine from the south of Italy.  Good fruit which went well with the fabulous pasta at Frank’s Pizza and Pasta on Bel Air Road.  Go Armondo! 2)2012 […]

Mar. 31 2014

3-31-14 Word On Wine Review 2 From the South of France!

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

This week Mary and I reviewed 2 reds from the South of France!  Both were nice! 1)2010 La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge.  $23.  Bandol is  located in Provence on the Mediterranean south of the Rhone Valley.This wine was mostly Mouvedre.  The high cost might be because there is a very low yield in the region…ie […]

Mar. 28 2014

3-28-14 Word On Wine March Trivia Quiz!

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

Have you ever wondered what ‘Reserve’ means on an American label?  What on earth is Amarone?  Are there other wine questions you want answered…Tune in to this month’s wine trivia quiz with quizmaster Mary and I her humble grasshopper!  It’s always fun and you might learn something! Related posts: 12-26-13 Word On Wine New Year’s […]

Mar. 24 2014

3-24-14 Word On Wine Review 2 From CA

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

This week we reviewed two iconic varietals from California. 1)2012 Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noire.  $21.  This was perfectly nice for money and competitive with more expensive pinots.  We liked the texture and the elegance. 2)2010 Mettler Family Vineyards Zinfandel.  $19.  Lodi.  This was rough and ready…but not in a crude way.  If you are […]

Mar. 21 2014

3-21-14 Word On Wine Do It Yourself Wine Tasting!

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

Why wait around for someone else to host a wine tasting when you can do it yourself!  Mary and I did our own informal thing a few weeks ago and it went fabulously well.  You can be as informal or as structured as you like!  Either way it makes for a great party.  We offer […]

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