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VEO Cabarnet Sauvignon – Chile $9.00

April 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Sams Diving Again

VEO Chilean Cabarnet Sauvignon 2007

RATING: SERVE TO GUESTS
It’s summer again!  Well almost, but it does feel like summer.   Temp in the 80’s sunshine, baseball on the radio and the grill on every weekend and even some nights.  So it’s time to start opening a bottle here and there to go with the summer [...]

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Tags: Chilean Wines · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

It’s All About Sustainable Wine

March 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Parducci Sustainable White Wine Mendocino County 2007
Truthfully I really appreciate the efforts on behalf of growers towards the “green grape” movement.   Sustainability, from what brief posts and labels I have read and is pretty obvious, is all about respect for the land.  In essence that refers to irrigation, pest control, natural composting and wise [...]

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Clos Du Bois 2005 Shiraz

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Clos Du Bois Shiraz 2005
 
RATED: Great Cheap Wine to Serve to Guests
The weather here is starting to turn.  We have daffodils popping up.  The shrubs are starting to bud out.  The ants are invading my garage.  (I hate ants.  This will be an understandably short post.)  I still have time to grill out though which [...]

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Tags: Clos Du Bois · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Another Good Cheap Spanish Wine Quest

February 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Condesa De Sarabella Garnacha 2007
 
RANKING: Good Enough for My Numb Tongue
Like Don Quijote, I will try another wine quest in Spain to find a great cheap wine.  This time we are testing another procuto de Espana, the Condesa De Sarabella Garnacha 2007.  Again the Trader Joe’s aisle brought us to this little red.
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Tags: Condesa De Sarabella · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Cheap Spanish Wine Albero 2006

February 8th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Albero Spanish Red Wine  Tempranillo Barrica 2006
Made with Organically Grown Grapes
Trader Joe’s $5.99

 
RANKING: OK Wine To Cook With (or maybe make Sangria)
What Other Say:  This wine is quite mouth-filling on the entry with good concentrated red and black fruit, layers of soft black cherries with black fruits of the forest, definite spice and pepper [...]

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