Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category

Oct. 08 2016

10-10-16 Word On Wine Cocktails Again!

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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 […]

Oct. 06 2016

10-6-16 Word On WIne…”Bad Questions”

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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.

Sep. 28 2016

9-29-16 Word On Wine “Questions”

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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!

Sep. 10 2016

9-12-16 Word On Wine The last Rose of Summer!

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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. […]

Sep. 08 2016

9-8-16 Word On Wine…Sours…The Essential Cocktail!

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  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 […]

Sep. 01 2016

9-1-16 Word On Wine….Manifesto!

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man·i·fes·to noun A  public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate. Truthfully…Mary and I aren’t running for…or away from anything.  We just thought it might be time to talk about what we believe in when it comes to wine!  So here’s our credo with regards […]

Aug. 28 2016

8-29-16 Word On Wine White Bordeaux and CDR! Both around $13!

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This week Mary and I reviewed a white and a red which are very solid and great for the last days of Summer…that would be the next month or so!   1)2014 Chateau Les Jourdis.  White Bordeaux.  Made by Bernard Magrez.  $14.  This had a dull nose but was great on the pallet.  We really […]

Aug. 25 2016

8-25-16 Word On Wine…Wine Apps!

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  A few weeks ago my brother Murray turned me on to a wine scanning App called Vivino.  https://www.vivino.com/   I downloaded it onto my Iphone and it worked pretty well…It enabled you to take a picture of a bottle and then it would compare that to its data base.  Sometimes it worked really well […]

Aug. 21 2016

8-22-16 Word On Wine. Mary Is Back And We Have 2 White CDR’s To Review!

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Mary Zajac and I have had the hardest time getting together to taste wine!  However my lovely wife Kati Harrison did an excellent job standing in for her these past few weeks.  This week we reviewed 2 white Cotes Du Rhone wines.  Both were 2015 vintage and both cost around $10. 1)Charles Thomas White Cotes […]

Aug. 18 2016

8-18-16 Word On Wine…Chill!

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That’s how we want our wine to be in the Summer…especially if it’s white!  However, sometimes we forget to chill the wine and we have a problem. Mary and I discuss what on earth to do!

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