Tasting notes, Sept.22, 2018: Mutts & Merlot

Château Les Arromans, Entre-deux-Mers 2016 Regular price: $14.99 Sale Price: $11.99 This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is classic white Bordeaux; fresh, round, clean and refreshing. Citrus, floral and honey aromas waft from the glass, and lead into a firmly structured mid-palate and a crisp finish. Jean-Luc Mader Riesling, Alsace 2016 Regular Price $22.99[…]

Local Schmocal

Perhaps you’ve heard, now all fifty states are producing wine. (Silence) I’m not trying to be mean. I’m sure that there are quite a few interesting, well made, and smartly priced wines coming from Idaho, Arkansas and Ohio (among other places). And I’m quite sure that the owners of these wineries are well-meaning souls, pillars[…]

Tasting notes, Reds for Fall: Sept 15, 2018

La Mondianese Grignolino d’Asti 2016 Regular price: $17.99 Sale Price: $13.99 This tiny winery (6 acres) in Piedmont makes tiny amounts of really good wine including this Grignolino (330 cases!). Crisp, and bright with summer berry aromas, is light and fresh yet boasts substantial grip and texture. DaTerra Azos da Vila, Ribeira Sacra 2016 Regular[…]

My Favorite wine…this week anyway; Sept. 7, 2018

2015 Meyer-Fonne Edelzwicker Alsace, FR Regular Price $17.99 Sale Price $13.99 Many people are scared of the tall, skinny, Alsatian (and Germanic) wine bottle because they (wrongly) believe that the shape of the bottle indicates whether the wine is sweet or not. Where do people come up with these silly notions? But have no fear…although[…]