Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category
This week Mary and I talk about 4 Summer cocktails we are enjoying. Here are the recipes! These are really great…they just need names! 1)The Lisa! A bottle of Rose. A bit of soda. Some Aperol. Garnish with strawberries! 2)The Barcelona! Casa Mariol or other high quality Spanish sweet vermouth. Lemon Lime or Orange juice […]
This week Mary and I stroll down memory lane as we remember Ice Cream Drinks at Louie’s. We found some more contemporary Ice Cream Drinks on the July issue of food and wine. I spent a lot of evenings playing at Louie’s back in the old days…it’s nice to remember them. Enjoy the show.
This week Mary and I continue our sampling of House of Mandela Wines with The Thembu Collection. These wines are Fair Trade and the winery was opened by Nelson Mandela’s daughter and grand daughter to honor him. The Thembu Collection will be very visible on the shelf of your local wine store because they used […]
This week Mary and I review 2 wines from the House of Mandela winery in South Africa. The winery was set up by Nelson Mandela’s daughter and grand daughter to honor their father and grandfather. All wines from the winery are fair trade. We reviewed two blends from the Deep River collection. Both cost $11. […]
This week I continue my discussion with Keith Kuhn from Pacific Chaser. We are talking about a line of wines from the Languedoc called Racines de la Terre or in English Roots of the Earth. This a reasonably priced line of varietal wines with everything from Pinot Noir to Malbec to Chardonnay. They are located […]
This week I had the pleasure of talking with Keith Kuhn from Pacific Chaser about some very nice wines from the town of Vayres in Bordeaux. The appellation is Graves De Vayres and we tasted a white (80% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon, and 5% Muscadelle) and a red (50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot). Both […]
This week Mary and I reviewed 2 wines from Porter Creek Winery in California. http://www.portercreekvineyards.com/pages/wines_main.html Both were nice but the Carignane was nicer! 1)2010 Old Vine Carignane from Mendocino County. $25. Really nice Chewy and frankly delightful. Good Balance of fruit and structure. 2)2010 Porter Creek Zinfandel. $36. Big and bountiful…a bit of green pepper […]
This week Mary and I review two really nice and inexpensive whites for Spring. These are both light and zippy, guaranteed to compliment your Spring/Summer evening 1)2012 Domaine Guindon Muscadet sur Lie. $15This was a very nice example of Muscadet which had the usual bracing minerality and saline quality. Don’t wait until you have oysters […]
Everything else you buy is pretty clear about what’s in it. Wine Labels aren’t always so clear. Mary and I parse an old world and a new world label.
The Thunderstorm yesterday informed me that Spring was really here! A few weeks ago Mary and I talked about what we were drinking during Spring. See if you agree with our choices.