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Entries from April 2008

Why Not Give Her Wine for Mother’s Day? HMMM

April 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Wine and Wine Club Gifts for Mother’s Day!
Every once in a while…I am a genius. I know, it’s hard to believe, but ask anyone (besides my wife. Is “Dip” a term of endearment?) After being bombarded with Mother’s Day ads for everything from pearl pendants to carbon offset coupons I hit upon an idea that [...]

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Tags: California Wines · Mother's Day Gifts · Other Things Happening at the Wine Oaf's Home · Wine Clubs · Wine Gifts · Wine Necessities Winery

The Pope, White Wine and Catholic Coffee

April 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Being educated in the Catholic school environment creates unique images about the Pope. At 6 or 7 years old you think of the Pope as somewhat mystical surrounded by clouds and floating inches above the floor from place to place. There is just such a reverence and aura that comes with the job. When the [...]

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Tags: Great $10 Whites · Italian Wines · Mystic Monks Coffee · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Boy Behaving Badly Circa 2008

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Hogue 2005 Genesis Merlot – Red Wine

RATING: Good Enough for My Numb Tongue
“Boy (or boys) Behaving Badly” used to be a bit more edgy as I remember. I mean “back in the day” (as my mother in law loves to say) BBB was associated with a little risk. A pool cue…a ball game or concert [...]

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Tags: Hogue Cellars · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings) · Washington State Wines

Greener Planet Winery – Organic Wine

April 13th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Greener Planet Shiraz-Merlot- Cabernet Sauvingon 2006 $11.00

 
RATING: SERVE TO GUESTS 
Bought this wine simply because of the “organic” handle and of course…it was cheap.  Oh yeah, almost forgot, it was also a cabernet blend from France.   How bad could that be?   Truly deserving of a Wine Quest!  We all know that “green is good” right?  We also [...]

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Tags: Great $10 Reds · Greener Planet Winery · Organic Wines · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Sam’s Diving

April 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

What is it about Sam’s? You go in there for a necessity like bulk cheese curls, then wait in a long line to walk out with a cart full of items that you just “had to have” . Just the same, this week we went “Sam’s Diving” looking for new wines for our [...]

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Tags: Other Things Happening at the Wine Oaf's Home · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)