Tasting notes, June 18, 2022; Wines for Dads (and others)

                    Happy Father’s Day! 2019 Clos des LunesLunes Blanche$21.99 Bordeaux / France 70% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon BlancSourced from 35 year-old vines planted in and around Sauternes, Clos de Lunes seeks to express the minerality and power of the zone without any residual sugar present. Immediate fruit and a rich texture characterize this plush white. 2017 WillakenziePinot Noir[…]

                    Celebrating Five Years!

NV Famille VincentCrémant de Bourgogne$24.99 Macon / Burgundy / France 100% ChardonnayThe Vincent family is known for spectacular Maconnais wines, especially their single vineyard Pouilly Fuisse’s. The family’s non-vintage Crémant displays a polished, generous sparkling house style. NV LansonBrut Le BlackOn sale for $39.99 Reims / Champagne / France50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 15% MeunierAn elegant,[…]

Tasting Notes, Aged wines; Feb 22, 2020

To age, or not to age, is often the question. Which wines age well, and/or will you like the wine(s) after they age (and change)? As wine ages, it changes, becoming less…fruity, acidic, tannic, heavy, and/or brightly colored; effectively limiting many of the attributes that may make the wine attractive in the first place. ‘Experts’[…]

Tasting Notes, Feb. 15, 2020; Pinot Family

Brandborg Pinot Gris  2018 Elkton, OR Regular Price $19.99  Sale price $15.99 South of Eugene, there is another wine region in Oregon, the Umpqua Valley. 36 miles from the Pacific and with elevated vineyards, this is a cool climate where grapes ripen slowly and retain refreshing acidity. Ergo, this crisp and fresh wine boasts apple[…]

Piedmont Wine Dinner

Piedmont Wine Dinner Thursday, February 27, 2019 6:30 PM Linwoods 25 Crossroads Dr, Owings Mills, MD 21117 Butlered Hors d’oeuvres upon arrival G.D. Vajra, N.S. Della Neve Extra Brut Rosato, NV 1st COURSE   Tuna Crudo,  Egg Yolk Vinaigrette, Crispy Shallots, Baby Arugula Negro Angelo & Figli, Roero Arneis Negro Perdaudin, 2017 La Colombera, Colli Tortonesi[…]

Whiskey Tasting, Feb. 1, 2020: Bourbons & Ryes

Breckenridge ‘A Blend’ Bourbon, 86 proof Breckenridge, Colorado Regular Price $47.99 Sale price $42.99 “Deep honey-amber hue with warm, pronounced aromas of under-ripe banana and brown sugar, with spicy notes of white pepper and toasted sesame. Light body with warm texture and long sweet oak, vanilla finish with a touch of bitterness to balance. Reminiscent[…]