- Our Blog
Thanksgiving wine suggestions from around the Internet: • Keeping it simple: From Real Simple, part of the Martha Stewart magazine empire, “affordable” wines for Thanksgiving. And who says we’re not making progress on the cheap wine front? The recommendations include so many wines that I’ve reviewed here that I think the author may have visited the blog once or twice.
The Wine Curmudgeon got a press release last week touting a big-time California producer’s five pinot noirs for Thanksgiving. Because, I suppose, we’re supposed to drink pinot noir for Thanksgiving. Excuse me while I throw a fit. Is this 1985, when we could only drink certain wines with certain foods at certain times? Of course not.
I got a Twitter follow the other day from @ilovecalvados – which immediately made me first think, “Cool, another follower” followed quickly by “What in tarnation is Calvados?” A quick blast of my ten-finger Google-Fu technique yielded an alcohol-related answer, so I returned the follow and asked @ilovecalvados if they could share some wisdom about it.
…, they are rich. And the mouthfeel has a rich, velvety texture too. It is absolutely over the top. The winemakers clearly crafted this wine for richness. It’s a bit gaudy, but it’s fun. It’s not a refined, elegant wine, but I have a feeling a lot of people will love it. And while it’s not totally my cup of tea, I enjoyed it too. Wine: Apothic Dark Variety…
…Rose with that barbecue? Labor Day weekend marks not just the end of summer, but the Wine Curmudgeon’s annual appearance at the Kerrville Fall Music Festival to talk about Texas wine (and to drive 5 mph). Whatever you do to enjoy the weekend, these wines will make it that much more interesting: • A to Z Pinot Gris 2013 ($13, purchased, 13…