Category Archives: Syrah

Thanksgiving Wine dilemma: White or Red? I say both!

There’s been so much chatter this week about “the perfect wine pairing for Thanksgiving”. We want everything perfect for our guests; the food, the table setting, the decorations and the wine. Well, not to bust your bubble but there is … Continue reading

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Posted in Finger Lakes Region, food and wine pairing, Grenache, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah, Tannat, Viognier, Wine Pairing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

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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Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes Region, Lemberger, Syrah, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

2009 Smoking Loon ~ for the Bohemian in you

Don & Sons, from the famed Sebastiani Family, are négociants that source and blend wines from some of the best vineyards in California. With wine maker Greg Kitchens, their 2009 suite of Smoking Loon reds possess a self-proclaimed independent character … Continue reading

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Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Wine, Zinfandel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Private label wines for some very public causes. The Good Works Wine Club and Eastmoor Hills Estate ’08 Syrah pulls its weight in more than one way.

This Columbia Valley, Washington  2008 Syrah sourced and selected by the tasting team at The Good Works Wine Club, is impressively powerful on the nose. This suggested some decanting to give it some breathing room.  Once opening up this wine … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Beverly Hills Wine Festival ~ Honoring Vin Scully, the voice of the LA Dodgers and featuring over 100 wineries, breweries and spirits! What a way to spend a Winter Sunday!

Another winter wine festival….Wine Festivals are one of the few events that make my East Coast winter weekends bearable! Which is why I went 3,000 miles, for back to back, coast to coast wine festivals this winter. This East Coast … Continue reading

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Virtual wine tasting trip to Paso Robles

Ever wish you could jet away to wonderful wine country; tour wineries and participate in tastings; but time and budget are always against you? Here is a great way to escape to a region and explore the wonderful wines that … Continue reading

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