Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category

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! […]

Jun. 30 2014

6-30-14. Word On Wine Review. One SB From NZ and a Minervois!

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

This week we review two white wines…One from France and one from New Zealand. 1)2012 Chateau CoupRoses Champ Du Roy.  Vin de Pays Des Cotes Du Brian.  This was a blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Marsanne.  Cotes Du Brian is in the Languedoc appellation of Minervois.  $14.  Not Mary’s usual thing but she really […]

Jun. 23 2014

6-23-14 Word On Wine Review 2 Old Style Bordeaux

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

This week we sample two wines from Bordeaux that I had the privilege trying earlier this year.   I decided it was time to explore Bordeaux and ended up spending a bit of time and money in the Haut Medoc!  These two classic high shouldered bottles had a lot to offer…check them both out you […]

May. 31 2014

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

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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

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

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!

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

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!!!!

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

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!

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

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 […]

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