Consider this a preview…

Oh yeah. ‘Tis almost the season. Christmas is a really great time of year for so many different reasons. Food, friends, family, the whole Christmas Spirit thing all makes it a magical time of the year. And the memories. It all adds up. Christmas music is a whole different ballgame though. Everything from rock toContinue reading “Consider this a preview…”


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Bordeaux wines refer to any wines produced in the Bordeaux region of southwestern France. Most Bordeaux are reds, but also produced in the region are some whites and a small smattering of rose. Winemaking in this region was originally introduced by the Romans for local consumption, mostly Roman soldiers, and production…


Today I am going to venture into a relatively unknown country, both in general and also as a wine producing nation. The South American country of Chile, (“Chee-lay”) is a relative mystery to most people here in the States. Settled by the Spanish after conquering the native tribes, the country has undergone changes in governmentContinue reading “EYZAGUIRRE CABERNET SAUVIGNON”


“Lemonade should be fresh. Wine needs to be aged.” Me (Old sayings have to start someplace.) So, what’s in a name? Well, the name CHLOE is normally the name of a female and is kind of popular in some offbeat TV series. There was Chloe Mitchell from the Soap, The Young and the Restless, ChloeContinue reading “CHLOE SAUVIGNON BLANC”


“Winemaking is our expert craft and rooted deeply within my heritage. My father was a well known Winemaker, as was my Uncle & Grandfather. There has always been a bottle of wine on the family table. Today that bottle is Piattelli.” Valeria Antolin Piattelli, Winemaker Malbec has become one of the most popular wines inContinue reading “PIATTELLI VINEYARDS MALBEC RESERVE 2020”


(Reprinted from an earlier post. I don’t really like to do this, but I think this one bears repeating.) Beaujolais is a French Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée wine generally made of the Gamay grape which has a thin skin and is low in tannins. The wine takes its name from the historical wine producing province ofContinue reading “LOUIS-JADOT BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES 2020”


Wine, women and song…(finish that phrase as you will) These three things have always been thought of as great characteristics of a very good life. All three add immeasurable amounts of joy and pleasure. And while none of them may contribute to your overall character, your standing as a person, they do add a dimensionContinue reading “HEY ROLLING STONE…”


“Nella botte piccola c’è il vino buono.” ( In small barrels, there’s good wine) Originality, purity and sustainability are such keywords nowadays. Together they make up a trio of characteristics which influence much of today’s focus on agriculture and to achieve any one of these is considered no small triumph. So, when each standard isContinue reading “RAINA MONTEFALCO ROSSO”


“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy wine and that is kind of the same thing.” Those of us who were around in the 1960’s I’m sure will remember that decade as very turbulent. All across the globe there were calls for change, rallies for peace and as many will attest, it was aContinue reading “G.D.VAJRA BARBERA d’ALBA 2018”