Cape May Winery in September

    Cape May Winery in September October 15, 2014 by NJ Wine with Me This slideshow requires JavaScript. Every Summer my family vacations in Wildwood, which is just a couple exits away from Cape May. During this annual trip, I usually urge them to try the Cape May wineries. They really enjoy resting on the beach all day while on vacation – I can’t blame them – so they usually ...

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    The Best Box Wines - Alain Jaume & Fils Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2012

    A dynamite daily drinker. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah from Cotes du Rhone, France. SRP of $43 and available for as low as $35. Imported by Kysela Pere Et Fils. Sample submitted for review. From the box: Since 1826, from father to son, we have been following a philosophy with simple principles: "A great wine is made with perfect quality grapes yielding an expression of the earth.

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      Canadian Wine Guy - - 7 readers - LE CLOS JORDANNE CLAYSTONE TERRACE CHARDONNAY 2007 Slightly golden in color with a varietal chard nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely chard fruit along with some nice vanilla and oak coming through nicely through medium finish. It’s a smooth well made chard I would give it a solid 89! Yumm. I bought it back in June 2012 and it has kept well.

      Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ

      2 Hollywood Winos - - 6 readers - Steve and I have been dying to visit New Zealand wine country. We love the wine from New Zealand and we have seen beautiful photos from the region. A visit to New Zealand is definitely on our bucket list. As part of our education, we thought it would be fun to try Stoneleigh Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. (Full Disclosure: The winery sent us the bottles to taste.

      Herdade do Esporão: Value White Wines

      The Passionate Foodie - - 6 readers - I can't say it enough. Portuguese wines offer some of the best values in the wine world. You'll find plenty of Portuguese wines under $15, and even a fair share under $10, that provide more depth, flavor and complexity than comparably priced wines from most other wine regions. If you aren't drinking Portuguese wines, then you need to immediately check them out because you ...

      The Best Box Wines - Vina Borgia Garnacha 2013

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 7 readers - BULK BUY! A beauty of a box from Bodegas Borsao. 100% Garnacha from Campo de Borja, Aragon, Spain. Available for around $20. Bottles sell for around $6-$7, so this 3L box (4 bottle equivalent) at only $20 is a great deal on an already inexpensive wine. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "From the heart of Aragon, birthplace of Garnacha, comes Vina Borgia.

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