“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”

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!”

Part Two: 6 for $60 Challenge, the Quest for Goodness”

If you have not read Part One of “Harris Teeter Six for Sixty (6 for $60) Challenge, the Quest for Goodness”. Here’s a recap: While grocery shopping online at Harris Teeter, they had a BIG WINE SALE and many of the wines were under $10.00. Curiosity got the best of me and I wondered ifContinue reading “Part Two: 6 for $60 Challenge, the Quest for Goodness””

“Six for Sixty Challenge, the Quest for Goodness”

One of my favorite domestic chores is grocery shopping online at Harris Teeter with curbside pick-up (perfect for this freezing weather). I have reached the wine section and BAM! Harris Teeter is having a BIG WINE SALE! There are so many delicious wines on sale. What really surprises me is the number of wines soldContinue reading ““Six for Sixty Challenge, the Quest for Goodness””

“The Computer Ate My Paper” – New Jersey 2013 Harvest Wine Festival

New Jersey 2013 Harvest Wine Festival Hilton, Short Hills, NJ Weeks of searching for this wine review and still MIA. This is why I prefer handwriting my reviews before typing.  Handwriting feeds my obsession with hard back journals and stationary. Writing is exhilarating: seeing your thoughts on paper, hurried penmanship from words spilling out andContinue reading ““The Computer Ate My Paper” – New Jersey 2013 Harvest Wine Festival”

Thanks to the AFC Championship Game – Drinking on an Upset Stomach

2012 Apothic Red, Winemakers Blend Sick with Bronchitis and Laryngitis, this is the first wine I had in over 2 weeks. Thanks to wonderful antibiotics, I’m left with an upset stomach. This Denver versus New England AFC Championship game is going to set me back.  Peyton has called “OMAHA” over 8 times before the halfContinue reading “Thanks to the AFC Championship Game – Drinking on an Upset Stomach”

Yes, Here’s Another 2013 Top List – My Top 20 “Must Buy” Wines of 2013

Since everyone is releasing their top lists of 2013, I had to jump on the bandwagon and publish my Top 20 “Must Buy” wines that I tasted in 2013. There is no way that I would be able to rank the wines from first to twentieth. Therefore, I chose to list the wines in alphabeticallyContinue reading “Yes, Here’s Another 2013 Top List – My Top 20 “Must Buy” Wines of 2013”

Paradise Springs Winery – “Refugees Unite!”

Goodness, this place is “hopping”.  Confusedly, I ask, “Are they having a festival?” clearly another well-liked Virginia vineyard in the beautiful Clifton, VA.  The tasting room is large with leather lounge chairs, a beautiful glass barrel room and outdoor sitting area with a large stone fireplace where patrons are entertained with live music on theContinue reading “Paradise Springs Winery – “Refugees Unite!””

BREAUX VINEYARDS! Deliciously Amazing!

If you live in Virginia, visited Virginia wine country or read about Virginia wines, you heard of Breaux Vineyards.  So, when “The Professional” informed that he has never been to Breaux, a trip was quickly plan. Today is a beautiful day for a drive in the Virginia countryside.  The fall colors are amazing, resembling landscapeContinue reading “BREAUX VINEYARDS! Deliciously Amazing!”