Tobaccology’s Mysterious Cigar and Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Exciting! Don’t you love when your favorite Tobacconist hands you a cigar and says, “Try this and let me know what you think? Or the winemaker shows up to your tasting bring out a bottle of wine that hasn’t been released to the public. The logical response with that huge Chester cat grin, “It willContinue reading “Tobaccology’s Mysterious Cigar and Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon”

What a Success! Southern Draw Cigars and Tobaccology “Cigars for Warriors” Veteran’s Day Event!

Updating the TAPassions.com Cigar page to showcase a Great cause and event evolved to creating a cigar with a hint of wine and beer blog.    TAPasssions.com “Today’s Cigar Delight” is brought to you by Southern Draw Cigars and Tobaccology “Cigars for Warriors” Veteran’s Day Event! A GREAT and SUCCESSFUL EVENT! Over 100 five-packs of Southern Draw cigarsContinue reading “What a Success! Southern Draw Cigars and Tobaccology “Cigars for Warriors” Veteran’s Day Event!”

Mediterranean Cellars – “Diamonds, Wine and Tradition; What More Can You Ask For!”

  “The wine doesn’t start in the barrel; it starts in the vineyard.” — Louis Papadopoulos (Southern Living, October 2006) This quote describes perfectly the experience my husband and I had at Mediterranean Cellars. The memorable moment began in the parking lot of the vineyard. Immediately, we were welcomed by a beautifully spirited (yes, feltContinue reading “Mediterranean Cellars – “Diamonds, Wine and Tradition; What More Can You Ask For!””

An Evening with Erich Sattler & Alec Bradley

  The thunderstorms have passed and we are taking advantage of the mild warm temperature of 88 degrees fahrenheit.  For the past few days, temperatures reached 100 – 114 degrees fahrenheit with the heat index. The tiki torches are lit and the cicadas and frogs are keeping us company.  The wine and cigar selections forContinue reading “An Evening with Erich Sattler & Alec Bradley”

“This is Good Sh..!” – Decoy 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Does Decoy 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon measure up to our first experience? Hmmm, I hope so. I’m watching the wine flow through the aerator and I find myself asking, “What is this grape juice?”  Decoy’s is thin-watery with deep plum coloring. The husband has already taken a sip and immediately Decoy receives multiples nods of approval, which wasContinue reading ““This is Good Sh..!” – Decoy 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon”

2012 “Frenchie”, Benjamin Franklin Red Wine – Not Just for Dog Lovers!

I am so impressed with how my girlfriend’s appreciation for wine has progressed. I remember when she would only drink Glen Ellen White Zinfandel. (Yes, I’m sure many of us can relate; in the beginning, White Zinfandel was our wine of choice. Shoot, at one time, I recall when White Zinfandel was the number consumedContinue reading “2012 “Frenchie”, Benjamin Franklin Red Wine – Not Just for Dog Lovers!”

2014 INTRINSIC – SENSORY OVERLOAD!

This is FANTASTIC!   For the past few days, I have been under the weather. I do not know if it was due too excessive heat. Regardless, my bug has passed and I see a bottle in the refrigerator with a red label, which I recall purchasing (Intrinsic) from Total Wines. “Hmmmm, let me seeContinue reading “2014 INTRINSIC – SENSORY OVERLOAD!”

Pinnacoli 2012 Primitivo & LaGloria Series R

The Cure for Mars-Mercury Retrograde You know you are in for treat when you pop the cork and you are greeted with a blast fruity aromas. There’s a haze of aromas in the air and a slight breeze just carried it away. Mmmm… thus far, Pinnacoli 2012 Primitivo Di Manduria is off to a greatContinue reading “Pinnacoli 2012 Primitivo & LaGloria Series R”