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A few years ago I was down in Puerto Rico consulting with Wyndham’s El Conquistador Resort on their wine program (I know, tough gig, right?)  Well at most of their several restaurants on the property I kept seeing this flat...
Legendary California vintners Roy Cecchetti and Bob Broman have teamed up once again to create a wine company that produces consistent, top quality, value-priced wines at a time when everyone needs good value!  First there was Redtree and Line 39...
Syrah (Shiraz) drinkers don’t mind having Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers turn their noses up at us. That’s because we’re hogging some of the most impressive – and affordable – red wines on the planet! To a person who works in wine...
These last weeks of summer are relentlessly miserable – baking hot and dry as a desert. We think this refreshing, classic cocktail is perfect for easing the transition into cooler days and nights. Pimm’s is an English gin-based herbal liqueur...
La Vielle Ferme Rouge, Cotes du Ventoux ($9.99) – A Rhone-styled wine from Provence, this is a little lighter than Cotes-du-Rhone and a good alternative to Pinot Noir.  This is perhaps the perfect red wine for parties.  87 points –...
Well, it is that time of year again.  The weather is beautiful and the calendar if full of great events centered around enjoying and learning about wines and spirits.  Make sure you’re not missing out!  Check our website and Facebook...
Rock Hill Farms is a boutique label produced by bourbon giant Buffalo Trace Distillery, whose product line is a veritable “who’s who” of premium bourbons. These include Blanton’s, the Van Winkle line, and the ‘Antique Collection,’ consisting of George T....
  Bastille is a hand-crafted French Whisky distilled by Master Distiller Jean-Marc Daucourt.  Made of primarily barley and small amounts of wheat, this whiskey is produced in the southwest of France (near Cognac) where it is filtered through Grande Champagne...
Most people have probably never heard of Verdejo, but in the Rueda region of Spain these very old vines are capable of producing stunning examples of dry, aromatic, but fruit driven white wines.  If you drink a lot of chardonnay...
Had a great time last Friday night at an undisclosed location tasting Old World wines with you guys!  Here’s what we tasted: Montsarra Cava, Brut, Penedes, Spain     $15.99 Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay, Loire, France     $12.79 Rudi Wiest Riesling, Mosel, Germany    ...
Thanks to everyone who came out to fight Leukemia/Lymphoma.  Hope everyone enjoyed the wine! Ichanka Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina      $11.99 Man Vintners Chenin Blanc, South Africa      $9.99 La Vielle Ferme Rose, France      $12.49 Simple Life Pinot Noir, California      $12.49 Cono Sur...
The Wishing Tree Unoaked Chardonnay, Adelaide, Australia 2011 (12.49) – Citrus aromas of grapefruit and kumquat accompanied by green apple dominate the nose.  Light to medium-bodied, the palate is very well balanced with expressive citrus flavors.    87 points! – Robert...
I always have a blast with Betty Ann and Scotty.  Thanks for letting us mess up your house at least twice each year.  Here are the wines we tasted: Elderton Chardonnay, Barossa     $15.99 Hey, Mambo Rose’, Kinky Pink, California     $12.79...
A Rosé by Any Other Name… When we opened back in May of 2007, I decided that I was going to make 2007 the year of the rosé wine.  If I had to drag people kicking and screaming to a...
Man, I love me some fish tacos!  They are light, healthy, and full of a range of great flavors.  I love the way the smokey flavor of a grilled fish plays with the sweet, tangy, fruity and/or spicy flavors of...