Easy Summer Italian Reds: A Trilogy – Part One. To coincide with Brian’s IPA Trilogy, this is the first in a series focusing on light, easy red wines from Italy that are just perfect now that it’s anywhere between 70-120 degrees outside. Sure, there’s nothing to stop you from drinking a monster Cab clocking in at 15% ABV while... Read more →
IPA Trilogy, Part One – “Gut Feeling” Merlot¹. Livestrong bracelets. Britney. India Pale Ale. Hold up. IPAs make up fifty percent of my local beer store’s inventory. There are multitudes of breweries focused only on IPA variants, like West Coast/East Coast/No Coast, black/white/red, sour/session/quadruple,... Read more →
We love and highly recommend the following wines we've recently tasted/sampled, and have added them to our Really Good Wine List. USA Salem Wine Company Pinot Noir Rose (Eola-Amity Hills, $24) Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rose (Paso Robles, $22) FRANCE Domaine de Marquiliani Vin de Corse Gris de Marquiliani... Read more →
A powerful, brawny red blend for the modern ages, the Oyster Ridge from ANCIENT PEAKS‘ Santa Margarita Ranch is, especially in the 2013 vintage, a terrific showcase for the emerging identity of California Central Coast red wines. An area that encompasses the wine regions of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Paso Robles counties,... Read more →
Wine producers who made a great Cab in the extremely challenging 2011 Napa Valley vintage made something truly special that most likely will never be repeated. There’s something about the silky finesse, expressive red fruit notes, and stoic beauty of great 2011 Napa Cabs—ironically, qualities attributable to California’s disastrous... Read more →
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