Category Archives: Petit Verdot

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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Battle of the Boxes ~ Round 4 ~ 2011 Big House Red

Round four of “Battle of the Boxes”.  If ever a box wine will ‘hold you captive‘ Big House Red will! Winemaker Georgetta Dane who playfully refers to herself as ‘Warden’ produces a variety of wines a stones throw from the … 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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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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