Author: Regine Rousseau

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Shakespearean Bubbles

Song of the Champagne Witches: “Bubble, bubble toast and trouble”By Regine Rousseau, shamelessly inspired by William Shakespeare (Macbeth). Forgive me English Lit Professors. Bubble, bubble toast and trouble;Yeast and sugar added to bubble.Wines of a vintage past,In the bottle-crown- ferment;Riddle me this riddle me that,When will she pop the cap. Juniper raspberry notes and honey bee-sting.Oh the joy this bubble will bring.“For a charm of powerful trouble,”Like a heaven-broth, oh delicious bubble. Bubble, bubble toast and trouble;Yeast and sugar added to bubble.Age...

Wine With Attitude

When working on Searching for Cloves and Lilies: The Wine Edition, some of the wine and poetry parings came easily. While others were difficult. After making some minor edits to the poem, “Jean Loves Nicole,” I quickly decided which wine pairs with this love story. The Theopolist Vineyard Petite Sirah because like the poem the wine has attitude – “a disarming, full bodied, big hipped, chewy wine that shout, pay attention to me.” He’ssnappin’andwhitlin’To join in the funkOf the swing-swing rhythmIn...

Yippee Ki-Yay

What’s in your glass? Tonight, I am cheating on wine with High West Yippee Ki-Yay whiskey! High West took their Double Rye, a blend of 2 to 16 years aged rye whiskeys and put it in barrels previously used to age vermouth and Syrah. Then they combined the two and the result is a pleasingly sweet and savory whiskey that drinks like a perfectly balanced cocktail. Flavors of cherry, baking spices, wood and herbs. Sip it neat or on ice....

Deep Rooted Love

(13/30) If you’ve followed me for a few months you know that I have a deep-rooted love for Chardonnay. Yes, I said Chardonnay. Chardonnay may the most disrespected grape variety. Yes, I said it. Why? To be blunt there are some poorly made chardonnays out there. Chardonnay is a widely planted grape because of its ability to grow in various climates. So, there are many producers bottling chardonnay even if their efforts should be elsewhere. Karen MacNeil discuses in @WineBible,...

I Told You So Wine

I met with a young couple about nine months ago to create their wine profile. A “wine profile,” is a service I offer at a private club where I meet with members to taste wines and discuss the styles, varietals and flavors of wines that they like and dislikes. I then create a list of wine recommendations that will both please and challenge their palates.  At this meeting, I asked the couple for a list of their “go to wines.”...

Birthday Love

Happy birthday @MacMacDonald of Vision Cellars. Today’s review is dedicated to you. In my book Searching for Cloves and Lilies: The Wine Edition, I pair Vision  Cellars Red Blend with a poem (Ron Childs) about a visionary, much like Mac. In the book, I describe the Vision Cellars Red Blend wine thus: an opulent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. With every sip, the wine offers another layer of flavors- dark berries, cola, chocolate, and sweet...

Snow Day Rosé

How did you spend your snow day? Me, with a bottle of rosé Thought they were only for a sunny days? No way! I can rosé all day, everyday! When the weather turns cold - I recommend a rosé that’s bold. Try this Ochoa- Made of Garnacha From Navarra! Metallic copper in color Bursting with flavor: Red berries, orange peel and herbs galore. This rosé you will adore!...