The government shutdown has provided so much free time to clean and reorganize my home. Now, I’m ready to help “The Professional” pack some moving boxes. What makes packing enjoyable? Wine!:) First, I check the refrigerator and there is an open 2007 Marimar Chardonnay from Don Miguel Vineyard. I take a sip….Ewww CORKED! Next, IContinue reading ““Closet of Wines””
Category Archives: Red Wine
Fitzrada Eases Furlough Woes!
I sit here dozing off to sleep, body exhausted from keeping my mind occupied. I have reorganized my storage room and began to clear out the garage. My mind wanders “How in the H did we get here AGAIN?” This can’t be happening GOODNESS! We have the biggest bunch of drama queens running our country. Decisions areContinue reading “Fitzrada Eases Furlough Woes!”
Blast from the Past – 2007 Lello Douro
Due to medical issues, my wine tasting went from decrease to seize. Today, I’m sharing a wine review from January 2012. You will immediately notice that my writing style has change greatly; there is no need to take a bathroom break. 🙂 Blast from the Past – 2007 Lello Douro I’m sipping on Lello Douro,Continue reading “Blast from the Past – 2007 Lello Douro”
Mother’s Day Out – Lilit Café & Spanish Quarter
It’s a gray and wet Saturday, we are in route to a champagne tasting at Paul’s Wine & Spirits, Bethesda, MD. We quickly find out the email announcement had the wrong date; the champagne tasting was on Friday. I said irritable, “they could have at least sent out a corrected email”. He smiles, understanding myContinue reading “Mother’s Day Out – Lilit Café & Spanish Quarter”
A Pleasurable Experience – Chrysalis Vineyards Papillon
I need to start this review off with a rule. Before you taste wine, be cognizant of your surroundings. The aromas in the air will affect your tasting. So, if you’re next to someone who has doused themselves in perfume or cologne, casually step aside. When you are sniffing wine, position your head in theContinue reading “A Pleasurable Experience – Chrysalis Vineyards Papillon”
“Campo Take Me Away…”
2007 Campo Veijo Rioja, Tempranillo Composition: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, and 5% Mazuelo It’s no one’s fault but my own, I made the decision to work late, AGAIN! I’m exhausted and irritated that my teen does not want to order pizza. She has informed me of the number of times we’ve ordered out this week.Continue reading ““Campo Take Me Away…””
GREAT, GREAT and GREAT! Palermo, Prisoner and Papillon!
Orin Swift It’s Saturday evening and we are at our local wine shop/restaurant, WineStyles. We see the friendly wine distributor, who always makes a comment about “The Professional” resembling Robert DeNiro. We smile…it’s nice to be remembered. Thus far, I’ve collected plenty of white wines for the upcoming warm weather. Yes, it is typical toContinue reading “GREAT, GREAT and GREAT! Palermo, Prisoner and Papillon!”
Snack Time – 2008 San Roman Toro
Hmm…time for my 4:00pm snack and it has to be 150 calories or less. I chose grapes, red Spanish grapes to be exact. I will be snacking on some Tempranillo, a 2008 San Roman Toro ;). I have no recollection where I purchased or if I previously tasted the wine. I’m going to enjoy thisContinue reading “Snack Time – 2008 San Roman Toro”
Klinker Brick Zinfandel
Happy National Wine Day! In celebration of National Wine Day & Presidents’ Day, we took a drive to our favorite wine shop; Paul’s Wines & Spirit’s, 5205 Wisconsin Ave. Washington, DC 20015, (202) 537-1900, http://www.paulsdc.com. We’re scanning the shelves looking for a Zinfandel; reminiscing over the wines that are no longer available. For example, CatamongsthePigeons,Continue reading “Klinker Brick Zinfandel”
Book Radio and a California Pinot Noir
I arrived to his place anxiously, hurrying up the stairs not wanting to miss any part of Sirius-XM Book Radio, Gayle Forman – “Where She Went”. The main male character, Adam, a rock star is at Carnegie Hall listening to his long-lost love, Mia Hall, play the cello. My hands are full and before IContinue reading “Book Radio and a California Pinot Noir”
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