Wine reviews

Blandy’s Madeira … All Year Long!

It’s true that many people around the world use the holiday season as an “excuse” to break out the Madeira. Yet why should this be the case? Madeira is one… More »

Bervini Sparklers for the Holidays

Italy has many regions famous for sparkling wine. One of the largest areas is that of Friuli Venezia Giulia, a gorgeous region of extreme historical importance as it was a… More »

Tasting Notes November 22, 2017

Albarino from Rias Baixas is a great choice to pair with lighter dishes for the holidays, or any day of the year. Sommeliers love the wine because of its crisp,… More »

murietta's well

Tasting the Estate Wines of Murrieta’s Well

In 1800, Joaquin Murrieta discovered a well on the property now known as Murrieta’s Well, and claimed the water was the best in the country. Fast forward to 1884 and French… More »

Tasting Notes week of May 7, 2017

Trivento Amado Sur Malbec 2014 Easy drinking Malbec with great balance bewtween ripe black fruit, vibrant acidity, and oak. Adler Fels “The Eagle Rock” Chardonnay 2015 Ripe Chardonnay flavors, fuller… More »

sterling

Tasting Notes February 7, 2017

Tasting Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Great 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon with good concentration of black fruit, zesty acidity, and a long finish. Good quality for the price, with just… More »

sagrantino

Tasting Notes Week of December 14, 2016

2014 Bianca’s White Bianca’s White is an expressive blend of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon with exceptional depth and character. Each varietal was aged in white Bordeaux French oak… More »

Week of November 12, 2016

Two events recently made me eager to try and compare these wines. The first was a visit to Piedmont last week, where I was able to taste an assortment of… More »

Little Black Dress

Wine Reviews Week of July 4th

Curious what I’ve been drinking over the holiday week? Mercer Estate Wines I have a strong liking for Washington State Wines so I was excited to receive these samples. The… More »

wines for mother's day

Tasting Notes Week of May 7, 2017: Wines for Mother’s Day

Just in time: wines for Mother’s day! So many great wines for this special holiday … you won’t find anything dark and tannic in this line-up, just very fresh, tasty,… More »

New Wines from Macari

Just tried two new wines from Macari Vineyards in Long Island – always a delicious adventure. The first was Macari “Early Wine” 2015, so named because this 100% Chardonnay is… More »

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