Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category
This week Mary and I take a little time and talk about our personal connections and history with wine. Mine started out with my father insisting that while we would use kosher wine for blessings we would serve the wines of the world for Sabbath dinner! Wine became a geography lesson! During my high school […]
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. We salute the great wine making in the good old USA. 1)2012 Maldonado […]
Sweet Wine! Oh so polarizing and oh so delicious! Just look at the amazing wines pictured above. Mary and I certainly have our favorites…This picture contains some of the world’s great and most expensive wines…And yet for some sweet wine is anathema! Mary and I explore the ways some of these wines can be used […]
Yes it’s cocktail time again and frankly you don’t have to get fancy about it with umbrellas and miniature bicycles in your drink…you just need to concoct something for yourself or people you like that tastes great! Cocktails are like sushi! Super easy to make and everyone will be very impressed! (OMG my secret is […]
Are there bad questions to ask at the wine store…maybe not bad but certainly some can be annoying and a bit unhelpful to you the customer. Mary and I talk about a few that were put forward by our friends at Food and Wine.
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!
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]