Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category

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

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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 […]

Mar. 06 2014

3-6-14 Word On Wine Chateau La Tour!

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A couple of weeks ago I was invited by good friends to taste some wine…Who says no to that!  However, it turned out that it was someone’s 50th birthday and they were celebrating with a 2002 bottle of Chateau Latour.  This isn’t something I get to taste everyday…if you do I am envious…but the tastes […]

Mar. 01 2014

3-3-14 Word On Wine Review…2 Bottles Of Eve!

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

Mary Zajac and I have had problems getting together to taste so we decided to solve the problem by getting together with a bunch of wine and our mutual partners!  This week we have two white wines which didn’t behave at all as they should have! 1)2012 Charles Smith ‘Eve” Chardonnay.  Columbia Valley Washington!  $14!  […]

Feb. 27 2014

2-28-14 Word On WIne Quality and Price!

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This week Mary and I talk about the quality and price of wine.  We talk about 3 different reasons to buy wine and the three different types of wine that we buy!  Frankly it’s better to listen to the show than to read about it…one click below and VOILA! Related posts: 6-24-13 Word On Wine […]

Feb. 24 2014

2-24-14 Word On Wine 2 Rieslings!

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Related posts: 12-26-13 Word On Wine New Year’s Resolutions for 2014! 1-27-14 Word On Wine Review Cahors and Arneis! 3-6-14 Word On Wine Chateau La Tour!

Feb. 13 2014

2-13-14 Word On Wine Valentines Day!

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

OK a day’s notice for Valentine’s Day is a little tight but here are our plans for tomorrow!    Mary and I talk about what we will be doing and what we will be drinking!  Included are some of our favorite sparkling wine recommendations!  Check out the show and let us know what you are […]

Feb. 07 2014

2-10-14 Word On Wine Review CDR & Soave!

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

This week we review 2 inexpensive wines that our favorites of both of us.  Mary reviewed the Cotes Du Rhone and I reviewed the Soave! 1)2012 Kermit Lynch Cotes Du Rhone.  $14.  This perennial favorite is reasonably priced and very well made.  How is it that the CDR never disappoints! 2)2012 Pra Soave Classico.  $16.  […]

Feb. 06 2014

2-6-14 Word On Wine…Put A Cork In It…

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This week Mary and I talk about the virtues of cork as a natural product.  It’s true they fail and also that they need to be harvested from trees…However, they also are providing a very necessary service for the Portuguese  eco-system!   Who would have thought that this simple bark of a tree would be a […]

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