Review

    • Lakewood Vineyards 2012 Riesling

      Lakewood Vineyards can always be counted on for good value rieslings — affordable wines that typically over-deliver for the price. Lakewood Vineyards 2012 Riesling ($13) goes even further — offering quality well above its $13 price-tag. Fruity and forward, the nose offers pear, peach and dried apricot notes right out of the refrigerator that turn a bit more musk melon-y as the wine warms.

      Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Reportin Riesling- 3 readers -
  • If Chile Had a Margaux, This Might Be It!

    … find the series of awards it has won. Or you might just find what matters: a place to buy a bottle or two so you can enjoy. If only I had cellar space for a full case! à votre santé! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: cabernet sauvignon, Chilean Wine, Lolol Valley, Review, Wine Review …

    jvb uncorkedin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Goody Good Stuff Product Review

    …, though, am I right? That’s what Goody Good Stuff thought too, so they introduced gelatin-free gummy products without sacrificing any flavor or quality. In fact, Goody Good Stuff jellies are now allergen-, gluten-, fat-, soy-, dairy-, egg-, alcohol-, GMO-, and nut-free. They are also Halal and Kosher, so unless you have a fruit or sugar allergy…

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  • Making It To The Top

    … Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Carignan, Viognier, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc under four labels: Yasmin, Recanati, Reserve and Special Reserve. Sure, these “luxury” and “wine geek” publications are fairly niche, but this is in fact an honor, and a well-deserved one at that. We fully expect that future such lists will feature wines from the many other…

    Grapelinesin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Intertwine Merlot 2013

    … Intertwine Merlot 2013 Oakville, CA This red wine blend from Bridget Raymond uses mostly merlot from Napa Valley. It needs aeration to come to its full potential. Running it through an oxidizer worked well enough for me, but a few hours out in the decanter would also be fine. After that initial step, take a sip. It’s like biting into your first…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrellin Merlot- 13 readers -
  • Poggia Basso Grappa del Piemonte

    …. No matter what you think of grappas, if you have an access to the Trader Joe’s that carries it, you owe it to yourself to try it – you might discover your new favorite drink. I respect my friend Anatoli’s opinion on all things wine, but I’m guessing that production quality may have changed in the two years since that spirit review. Or, you know, different strokes for different folks. I could not find another review through Google. Reviewed 18 November 2014. by…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 1 readers -
  • Glassware Matters

    … Review of Twin Suns Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 and a cocktail suggestion: The Hot Toddy. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week November 27, 2014 In one of the final scenes of the 2004 multi-Oscar nominated film “Sideways” (it did win for best adapted screenplay) we see Miles—a joyless, glass half-empty type character who…

    Grapelinesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • Whip-It and Lil’ Bully Cleaners

    … and Wine Away, Wine Away did a far better job. I’m not sure what the difference was this time, but I decided not to try it a third time. The Professional Strength for Whip-It said it was for pet accidents and we often have those too. Our go-to product in those cases is Spot Shot, which I consider a miracle cleaner. I found a spot on the carpet and first…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 1 readers -
  • PARDUCCI WINES – TRUE GRIT

    … Parducci Wines is an American story of an immigrant family from Tuscany, Italy, making their hard work pay off in establishing vineyards, land and wines into a family business they could hand down, generation through generation. Little did they know then, they had started their old world culture in a wine growing region that would become…

    D' Vine Wine Timein Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • Technology

    … columns, reverse osmosis, and the like. But, ultimately the winemaker is dependent upon nature not technology since the wines can only be as good as the grapes no matter how much the juice can be ingeniously manipulated. While considering this interplay between nature, science, art and technology, we focused our thoughts and ultimately relaxed our minds…

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  • TEMPRANILLO’S OF LODI, CA

    … spice and a fresh tobacco leaf. A very “masculine” wine with firm tannic structure and a tad of mineral rock on the finish. This was the only 2010 we tasted in the group and it’s not only aged well, but has potential for further aging. A great wine to sip with cheese or share in a meal of grilled sausages. FIVE BOTTLE RATING McCAY CELLARS 2012…

    D' Vine Wine Time- 2 readers -
  • Burger Joints of Hayward #4: Cecil’s Famous Burgers

    … size, crispness, and coloring and pleasing if not memorable. The shoestring fries were classic McDonald’s style with the right amount of salt, but too many were limp and in tiny bits. Shake: Cecil’s stands out for its ice cream selection for a burger joint. They have a whole menu devoted to sundaes, scoops, and shakes. We shared a banana shake…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 3 readers -
  • Thanksgiving – A Perfect Time To Try New Wines

    … and strawberry scents along with passion fruit, orange zest, stone fruit and lychee flavors. Or try the Terras Gauda O’Rosal Albarino 2013 ($24) that includes some Loureira and Caino Blanco as well giving it herbal peach, beeswax and tangerine aromas that flow nicely into complex mineral accented peach, pear and grapefruit notes with a lengthy finish…

    Grapelinesin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot Malbec- 1 readers -
  • Earthquake in Napa

    … maintain reputable steady employment with apparently plenty of disposable income (we prefer the phrase “distilled spirits aficionados”), like red meat to a baying pack of wolves. The drinks-world social media has mostly run off the rails with pop-anti-capitalist excitement at the thought that someone is trying to stick-it-to-the-man, and slay the beast…

    Grapelinesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • Mac and Cheese Night #6: Paragon

    … For my sixth Mac and Cheese Night, the husband and I went a little upscale, heading to Paragon right outside AT&T Park. That picture reminds me that I wish we’d sat outside, but I had suspected it would get chilly so outside seemed the less desirable option. But it never did get chilly, and inside, the paraffin-oil fueled candles did…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 5 readers -
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