Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category
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.
Quiz Master Mary is Back…Better look busy! This week we talk about what words belong on a champagne bottle, what Bordeaux is named for and something else I just can’t remember! Check out our show and find out.
Finally the last of our pre-WBJC Italian trip reviews is posted. My guilt is slowly subsiding. This week we reviews two wines from the Ucles region of La Mancha. Both the red and white were called Mesta. Both had sheep on them which delighted Mary the knitter. 1)Mesta Verdejo. $11 100% Verdejo. Rich Round and […]
Before I left for Italy I was supposed to post these Word On Wines. Unfortunately, Italy took all my time and energy and also my desire to post anything anywhere…However, all fabulous things come to an end and it’s time to get serious. First off Mary and I have to thank Ken Ross for some […]