• Standing Stone Vineyards Smokehouse Red

      I was introduced to this interesting Finger Lakes red blend during the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland last month. Green Dragon and I were volunteer pourers at the Finger Lakes Wine Country booth and Smokehouse Red was one of the selections. Standing Stone Vineyards is just a short walk from Seneca Shores B&B where we usually stay during our trips to the Finger Lakes.

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  • Santa Rita 2007 Triple C, Maipo Valley

    … at the net. We ended up “bageling” our opponents 8-0. We had some time to kill before picking up Green Dragon and Glorious T, so I popped open this wine from Chile. I was pleased to find a 2007 available for a nice price of about $30 at Churchill’s in Perrysburg. It is a scintillating blend of 55% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Carmenere…

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  • Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012

    … I was able to detect a bit of blackberry on the nose, nothing more on the palate though. I had this stand alone and the following day it did seem to have a bit more body and flavor but not much….This wine leaned toward the semi-sweet scale rather than a semi-dry red wine. Reverse Wine Snob It opens with aromas of black cherry, a little black…

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  • Deep Sea 2009 Red Blend, Central Coast

    … This red blend was shared with our good friends during our trip to the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in Cincinnati. I had brought a few bottles with me for Cincy as well as our next destination, a cabin getaway in Tennessee. When I mentioned which bottles I had, the Cabinator quickly demanded that we pop open the Deep Sea…

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  • Quick Sip: Locations E-2 Spanish NV Red Wine

    …Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the Locations E-2 Spanish NV Red Wine. Locations is the second label of Orin Swift; the original producer of the popular ‘Prisoner’ label and the eye-catching and pleasing Abstract blend – just to name a few. The Locations’ label specializes in the creation of blends from around the world. The E-2 is a non…

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  • Fuggedaboutit

    … “Labor Day could be a washout across parts of the East, but that may only be the beginning…” “In New York City, showers have dampened the holiday festivities Monday morning, followed by overcast skies and more rain in the afternoon and into the night hours.” “The remnants of Isaac will slowly crawl…

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  • The Kids Are Alright…Are We?

    … (Sample, MSRP: $12 US) from Domaine Houchart which is owned by the Quiot family from France’s famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The thing that drew me to this wine was its interesting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. This summer sipper possesses a lot of nice acidity that makes it a pair well with many different food combinations. I…

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  • Poor Man’s Chef: The Machinist

    … Ivan: Oh, no. You look like you seen a ghost. Trevor Reznik: Funny you should say that. The guys at work don’t think you exist. Ivan: That’s why I can’t get a raise. I know it’s been a while since the last post, so I will answer some of the questions I’ve been asked: No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Yes, I’m still drinking wine…

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  • Is pink the new wine color?

    With weather improving everyday, pink wine is more and more visible on restaurant tables and in people’s homes. Is it the new wine color? For many years, in Europe, pink wines were considered as “non wines”, i.e. wines for people who didn’t know anything about wine. Then, it was considered as the “wine for women”, i.e.

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  • ENSO Urban Winery: Expressions of the moment

    … The philosophy at ENSO Urban Winery: every vintage is distinctive, so let the wines express that moment in time, and capture it as purely as possible. The post ENSO Urban Winery: Expressions of the moment appeared first on Northwest Whites…

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