When a wine makes your eyes close and your head sways and at that moment, it’s just you and the wine. You have just experience, what I refer to as “Wine Utopia”. Justin Cabernet Sauvignon has done just that! Right smack in the middle of Matchbox, Woodbridge, VA. After 3 hours forContinue reading “Justin Cabernet Sauvignon and its Many Accolades”
Note. This blog was written during my “blogging block”. I had no trouble sipping just to lazy or tipsy to post. As an FYI, there are a few more wine blogs coming that was created during this temporary phase of blockage. Cana Vineyards 2012 Rhapsody in White – I selected this wine becauseContinue reading ““Sunshine in a Bottle” – Cana Vineyards 2012 Rhapsody in White”
Don’t you love when your friends gift you with a good bottle of wine. My first experience of “The Federalist Zinfandel, 2014” was gifted during the Washington, DC area 2016 Blizzard. Before … Source: The Federalist and Tobaccology to the Rescue!
Don’t you love when your friends gift you with a good bottle of wine. My first experience of “The Federalist Zinfandel, 2014” was gifted during the Washington, DC area 2016 Blizzard. Before I describe the wine, l first have to give applause to Tobaccology for being the Number One Cigar Shop and Lounge inContinue reading “The Federalist and Tobaccology to the Rescue!”
Cleaning out my email, I came across an excerpt on “Varietal Characteristics” written by James Laube and James Moleworth that was posted on April 13, 1996. I’m assuming I saved the excerpt f… Source: Varietals Pronunciation and Characteristics
ROME Anejo, at first puff, produces full peppery flavors with a hint of mineral that reminds me of Cabernet Franc. (I find myself continuously sniffing the cigar wrapper). This a smooth medium-full bodied smoke with a slight cocoa aroma and taste; very nice! BACKGROUND Romeo y Julieta cigars, named after Shakespeare’s play, was createdContinue reading “Rome Anejo and Petit Verdot”
Cleaning out my email, I came across an excerpt on “Varietal Characteristics” written by James Laube and James Moleworth that was posted on April 13, 1996. I’m assuming I saved the excerpt from Wine Spectator magazine website or email. What is fascinating the authors demonstrating to the reader the correct pronunciation of varietals, atContinue reading “Varietals Pronunciation and Characteristics”
I was so determined in becoming familiar with “snap chat” that my wine glass had already reached my lips and I was swallowing. DANG IT! I wanted to record a proper tasting. Well, based upon my initial response Coronas 2012 Tempranillo is DELICIOUS!
“Variety” and “Varietal” are two words that are used interchangeable frequently. Years ago, I read if you are referring to a grape, you say “variety” and “varietal” is used when you are referring to the wine. As of today, I continue to read and hear the words misspoken. Therefore, I am updating my research andContinue reading “Variety versus Varietal, Do You Know the Difference?”
On this nice pre-Spring day, the bees are already out and the birds are chirping. Before the sun sets and to relieve this stress that has me knots, a 2012 Josh (Josh Cellars) Pinot Noir is calling … Source: Josh and AVO – A Magnificent Pair