Tag: wine reviews
Why I Love New Zealand Wine (and You Should Too)
In the early 1980’s no one outside of New Zealand was drinking NZ wines. Why should they? The world was filled with wines to adore. But then something happened. A single wine, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, caught the world’s attention. How could an under-rated grape like Sauvignon Blanc be the impetus to the world discovering…
Pour a Glass of Summer with Rias Baixas Albariño
Summer is quickly approaching. Now is the time to embrace crisp and refreshing white wines to pair with a warm summer’s day. There is no shortage of refreshing white wines to choose this time of year, but if you want a wine that embraces its home: green as far as the eye can see, salty…
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Trivento Malbec
Is Cinco de Mayo a big celebration where you live? In Texas Cinco de Mayo is a Big Deal! However, most often Texas associate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas and cervezas. Don’t despair! I have three outstanding Malbec recommendations sure to make your Cinco de Mayo celebration sizzle!
Celebrate Spring with Virginia Rosé
Spring is in full swing, summer is near, thank goodness rosé wine is already here!
Domaine Drouhin: Where Burgundy and Willamette Valley Meet
Burgundy represents the gold standard of Pinot Noir. Some argue this point, but ultimately the wine world accepts the bar for Pinot Noir is set in Burgundy. Outside of Burgundy, high quality Pinot Noirs are produced in New Zealand, Chile, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, and other small areas along California’s central coast. However, next to Burgundy,…
How Lodi Rules Supports Sustainability and Stewardship
As we look to Earth Day we are reminded once again that humans were given dominion over the earth. Many embrace the definition of dominion as authority or control. A Biblical understanding of the word dominion means stewardship, to supervise or take care of something. Though both definitions are accurate, as it pertains to the…
The Many Faces of Concha Y Toro
Branding is an important component for companies. Wine is no exception. When you hear the name Screaming Eagle or Opus One even casual wine drinkers have knowledge and a perception of these wines. Concha Y Toro is another example of a wine producer who has achieved name recognition through branding.
Get to Know Herdade do Esporão
For many Esporão is the face of Portuguese wines. It is the best-selling Portuguese wines in the US, with their Monte Velho label one of the most recognized. However, there is much more to this winery that began in Alentejo 1997. Its commitment to the environment, society, and to non-conformity offer insight to the people…
6 California Wines Perfect for Your Holiday Table
The holiday rush is on. Hanukkah begins tomorrow. Christmas is just two days away. Have you bought all your gifts? Batteries? Wrapping paper? It’s time to turn your focus to the big holiday meal. Have you planned the meal? Bought the needed ingredients? What about the wine? What? You forgot the wine? Don’t worry, I…
Welcoming Winter with Côtes de Bordeaux
Darkness falls across the land on the longest day of year. An astronomical phenomenon in the Northern Hemisphere where the earth’s tilt on its axis is at the farthest point from the sun and the sun’s daily maximum elevation is at its lowest is known as the Winter or December Solstice. In truth the solstice…