• 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

      What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my second Top Ten Wine List. Yesterday, I posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, which I hope you enjoyed and found useful. Now it is time for my Top Ten Wines Over $15, though these wines also cost less than $50. In actuality, I have listed twelve wines, pairing three similar ones together from the same importer.

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    • Wise Men and Women Bear Gifts of Port

      Going to a holiday party that carries the responsibility of a host or hostess gift? Need a present for someone who appreciates fine wine and a sense of specialness? That’s why I’m here, My Readers, to remove from your troubled spirits the burden of choice. The only requirement is that the recipient does drink alcoholic beverages.

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    • Review of Messina Hof Paulo Port 2007

      When one thinks of Bryan/College Station, Texas, they might picture Texas A&M University and the very first Texas FREEBIRDS restaurant, known for stomach filling, delicious hand rolled burritos. Wine should also be part of that mental image however, as Messina Hof (Founded in 1983 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo) is a staple for high quality Texas wines.

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  • Port buying made easy

    … Port for $95.00. Perfect for the person that really loves an extracted and rich style Port that is not overly floral. Amazing with blue cheese! This Port will also get more spicy and herbaceous with age. All around Port Personally, the 2011 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port fits this category at $130.00. Lots of raisins and purple floral…

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  • Portugal Offers ‘Best Value’ in UK Supermarkets

    … Trademark Finest Reserve Port available in Sainsbury’s to be worth £13.50. In fact, it is currently available for only £6.50, and therefore, has an enormous 108% ‘added value’ for the lucky consumer. Although Port and Madeira wines made up most of the wines that offered the best deals, in part because of the great deals available in these under…

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  • Holiday Wines – Sweet Ones – part 1

    … drinks is their instantly pleasing, charming personality. The instant life-is-good feeling. Just what everyone wants over the Holidays. And all winter long. PORT Former Mr Inniskillin, Donald Ziraldo, is now into Port with a property called Senhora do Convento, and the LCBO has just released two of his wines. While the labels are quite contemporary…

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  • 2014: Favorite Wine-Related Items

    … recommendations and I hope you will enjoy them as well. For more wine related items, you can just search my blog posts for the past year. Favorite Wines Analysis: In my three prior Top Ten Wine lists, I mentioned a total of 42 wines, which included wines from 12 different countries. At the top was France, with 10 wines, four of them from the Alsace…

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  • 2014: Top Wines Over $50

    …) 2011 Artesana Tannat-Zinfandel-Merlot ($50+) Though not yet available in the U.S., I eagerly await its entry. This Uruguayan wine, a blend of 55% Tannat, 25% Zinfandel and 20% Merlot, spent 24 months in French oak and only 130 cases were produced. The harmonious complexity of this wine was superb, and the restrained tannins made this wine even more…

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  • An Eventful Friday – Sparkling, Port, Radio Talk Show and more

    …. Find. This. Wine” was the first thing I said. I found the wine, and I got the Cabernet Franc and Grenache to try, out of the vast variety of the wines under that “Writer’s Block” label (you can see the full line of wines here). We opened the 2011 Writer’s Block Cabernet Franc Lake County, California (13.8% ABV, $17) – it had eucalyptus, tobacco…

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  • Sandeman Vau Vintage Port 2003

    … at Tescos (from an already competitive £22, valid until Christmas). It’s a lovely Port, quite sweet in fruit profile, and worth a punt if you like the sweeter style. Portugal 20.5% alcohol. Intensely sweet and ripe with raspberry and blackberry fruit. Nice intensity here to the exotic, liqueur-like fruit. Very sweet with real appeal, and giving a lot of pleasure for current drinking. 90/100 (£17 Tesco) …

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  • Have a Wine Tasting Party!

    … their contrast. Have fun! Read about WINE MY MOOD here! THE WARM UP ACT! Sparkling, of course! CONO SUR Sparkling Brut Rose, Chile 365205 $13.90 (FRESH STYLE) WHITES CAVE SPRING CELLARS 12 Dry Riesling, Niagara 233635, $14.95 ($13.95 on sale!) (FRESH STYLE..refresher, starter) GRAFFIGNA 13 Pinot Grigio ‘Centenario’, Argentina 164756 $13.45…

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  • Adeus, Ocean Spray

    …. Lower heat and cook until mixture achieves a syrupy consistency, about 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature (and/or refrigerate) before serving. This year I’ll be using Feuerheerd’s Ruby Porto Reserva ($14,99), a nice addition to the Chairman’s program for the holidays. It features a soft, fruity character, raspberry flavor with notes of raisin, cinnamon, and nuts. Though I prefer the complexities of a Tawny Port for sipping, this is a solid choice in the Ruby arena, especially at this price. Categories: Recipes …

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  • Quinta Do Vallado Has Your Thanksgiving Needs Covered

    … as some older vintages. I was struck by the quality, drinkability and age-worthiness of their wines as a whole. In addition, I also found that it would be easy to select all the wines for my Thanksgiving table from their offerings. So with Thanksgiving just about a month away, here’s a look at four wines that offer perfect holiday sipping from the moment your guests arrive through the final bite of dessert. Head over to Bullz-Eye.com to read the rest. …

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  • A Knight Of The Brotherhood Of Port Wine

    … "Port is the oil of good conversation." --Adrian Bridge When was the last time you enjoyed a glass of Port? Port, which is also known as Vinho do Porto, Porto and Vinho Generoso, is basically a fortified wine produced in the Douro region of Portugal. It is a wine of diversity, depth, and deliciousness, one which many Americans don't properly…

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