Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner

We’ve all heard of Vertical and Horizontal wine tastings, but have you ever participated in a Virtual wine tasting? It’s where you taste actual wine and share your experience via Twitter with others drinking the same wine; wine lovers united … Continue reading

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Wine Line-Up for your Football Tailgate Table #SundaySupper

Fall, the most wonderful season of all; crisp cool air, sunshine and football. I was raised on football, The New York Football Giants to be specific.  My father began taking my siblings and me to games in the early 60’s … Continue reading

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Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chablis, Chardonnay, food and wine pairing, Port, Shiraz, Sunday Supper, Syrah, White Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 54 Comments

Quesadilla and Grilled Pizza’s are abundant for this #SundaySupper with Katie Workman and Mom 100 Cookbook

This Sunday Supper food bloggers across the nation are featuring recipes from  Katie Workman’s Mom 100 Cookbook.  Katie makes one thing clear, feeding our families doesn’t have to be stressful.  A wife and mother of two who worked in publishing … Continue reading

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Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, Port, Red Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Sunday Supper, Syrah | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Napa Cellars Reserve Wines ~ small production wines by Joe Shirley

A question I get often is “What does it mean when the label says Reserve?  Is it really worth it or is it just an excuse to jack up the price?” My answer is “Maybe, sometimes.” Some winemakers may overuse … Continue reading

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Caliente wines from South America!

Caliente: translation ‘hot’; as in hot-sellers. Thanks to the popularity and our current love affair with Malbec, it has opened us up to other tremendous wine values from South America.  Here is a list of some South American wines I’ve tried with … Continue reading

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Posted in 12most, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Torrontes, Viognier | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Joining us for #SundaySupper this week is Cristina Ferrare!

Cristina Ferrare is joining us this week as we continue to bring back Sunday Supper around the family table! The movement that has gained nationwide attention is celebrating dishes from Cristina’s fifth cookbook Big Bowl of Love.  The meals have … Continue reading

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Posted in Albarino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cotes du Rhone, Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir, Prosecco, Sunday Supper, Wine, Wine Pairing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Finger Lakes Wine Alliance presents ~ Virtual Tasting Series ~ An Evening of Red

On March 21, 2012 it was all about the red wines from the Finger Lakes region of  New York. Eight wineries and eight media representatives joined together for this unique one hour internet video meeting. There was nothing ‘virtual’ about … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Farm Winery ~ producing classic Bordeaux style wines in Maryland

Maryland is well known for three things: US Naval Academy, The Chesapeake Bay and Crabs. If you mention wine, many folks would say ‘Maryland can’t grow grapes’. Well, I’m here to tell you they can. California, Oregon and Washington produce … Continue reading

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Napa Cellars ~ award-winning varietals by winemaker Joe Shirley

I often host wine tasting events showcasing one varietal, comparing 3 or 4 different bottles  ending in a declaration of the best bottle of the night. I also enjoy hosting tasting events that showcase one winemaker and their suite of … Continue reading

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Ramian Estate 2009 ‘PARLAY ~ The Bookmaker’ A red blend that hits the jackpot!

Ramian Estate produces small quantities of quality wines under the labels Ramian Estate, J. Garrett and Parlay. Today we are indulging in a Cabernet Sauvignon blend “Parlay ~ 2009 The Bookmaker” This is a big bold, in your face (in … Continue reading

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