• Upcycled Wine Cork Trivets – How To

      So you drink a lot of wine? Well if you’re like me that means you’ve got a lot of wine corks hanging around. So what is one to do with all those corks? Sure they sell all sorts of cute containers and display pieces for storing corks, but what happens when those overflow or get plain old boring? Well if you’re like me that means it’s craft time! A few years back inspired by my o ...

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    • 2012 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

      Varietal: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 16% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot Region: Napa Valley, CA – USA Cost: $50 (SRP) Winemaker’s Note: Lush and smooth with a deep ruby red color and aromas of black cherry, red plum, and sandalwood that lift out of the glass. The wine has an inviting rich entry with a velvety texture and captivating notes of cassis, cocoa, and ripe wild berries.

      George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot- 5 readers -
  • 2014 Holiday Wine Gifts

    It’s that time of year again, the time when you’re scrambling to think about what to get that person in your life, be it a mother, father, husband, wife, or co-worker, and you realize you don’t know what to get them, but that you know they’re always open for something related to wine. So, with that in mind, here’s my recommendations on a variety of items that the wine-lover in ...

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • 2012 Juxtapoz

    Varietal: 55% Syrah; 23% Zinfandel; 9% Petite Sirah; 6% Malbec; 4% Cabernet Sauvignon; 3% Other Region: North Coast, California – USA Cost: $25 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Aromas of blueberry pie, caramel, and mocha, with flavors of ripe blueberry, juicy plum, and dark chocolate. Full bodied with mouth-filling tannins and good mid-palate weight. Soft, round, long, and full on the finish.

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Malbec- 3 readers -
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  • 2009 Clos de la Tech Pinot Noir

    Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir Region: Santa Cruz, California – USA Cost: $42 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: The Estate bottling from Domain Lois Louise is always our most accessible and imminently drinkable wine upon release. It is rich and full bodied with intense fruit (black cherry, plum, cranberry, and blueberry jam), moderate oakiness, and a long finish.

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Pinot Noir Merlot- 5 readers -
  • 2014 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

    Variety: Gamay Region: Beaujolais, France Cost: $11 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: The wine’s colors are a lovely purple-red, with dark, violet hues. The aromas are filled with wild strawberries, red currants, and exquisite scents of raspberries. On the palate, the wine is delicate, full-bodied, and delightfully rich.

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  • 2007 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco

    Variety: 100% Sagrantino Region: Umbria – Italy Cost: $40-$45 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Intense color with garnet hues. The aroma is complex, elegant, with intense fruit and notes of small red fruits, red citrus, ripe plums, spice, and hints of herbs and leather. The flavor is immense, fatty, tannic, but balanced, with fresh acidity; long fruity and spicy finish.

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  • 2012 Gnarly Head Authentic Black

    Varietal: Petite Sirah Based Blend Region: Lodi, California – USA Cost: $12 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: True to its name, Gnarly Head Authentic Black opens with brooding aromas of black cherry and black licorice providing a powerful entree’ to this big, robust Petite Sirah-based blend. Dark and inky in the glass, concentrated flavors of blackberry and plum are framed by hints of ...

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • October 2014 Virginia Wine Chat

    Just in time for Halloween was this month’s Virginia Wine Chat. This month we took a trip down the Colonial Wine Trail, with wines from Williamsburg Winery, New Kent Winery, James River Cellars, and Saude Creek. As has been the trend lately, there was a great discussion. Normally I embed the video of the chat below, but there was a technical difficulty this month (Frank forgot ...

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Franc Merlot Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • 2012 Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir

    Varietal: Pinot Noir Region: Monterey, California – USA Cost: $15 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir exhibits appealing aromas of black cherry, earth and a touch of vanilla. Plush tannins and balanced acidity support core flavors of ripe Bing cherry, bittersweet cocoa powder, and delicate hints of sage. Enjoy on its own or with salmon, Veal Parmesan, or grilled lamb.

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  • 2011 Wildhaven Blazing Red

    Varietal: Merlot Region: Columbia Valley, Washington – USA Cost: $11-$14 Winemaker’s Notes: True to its nose, robust flavors of berry cobbler and black cherries swirl with notes of mocha and deep spice, punctuated by medium-firm tannins on the finish. My Review: If you’ve ever been to a Total Wine (and let’s be honest, love them or hate them, you’ve been to one), you know th ...

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Merlot- 2 readers -
  • 2013 Handcraft Chardonnay

    Varietal: Chardonnay with a dash of Malvasia Bianca and other aromatic whites Region: California – USA Cost: $13 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Pour a glass and enjoy the lovely floral and honey aromatics with soft hints of lemon zest, green apple, and toasty oak. Then savor a sip as you taste bright citrus, peach, honey, pear, and creamy marshmallow flavors.

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • September 2014 Virginia Wine Chat

    Oct 06 2014 The Tasting Selection After some time off for the Summer, it’s great to see Virginia Wine Chat has returned. On the last Saturday of September we sat down and did our usual virtual tasting with Frank Morgan (Drink What YOU Like) and some Virginia winemakers as we tried wines, shared our thoughts, and got to see what was, at least in my opinion, one of the best ...

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Franc Merlot Malbec- 3 readers -
  • 2010 Camino del Toro Syrah

    Oct 01 2014 Varietal: Syrah Region: Mendoza – Argentina Cost: $18 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Flashing a dark red and maroon color, the Camino del Toro is visually stunning. Even more so, fruit and spice notes with hints of vanilla, tobacco, winter spice, and oak are all present, representing classic Syrah. The palette is spicy and strong, accompanied by easy tannins and a long lasting finish.

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