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Wine of the Week Tea Party

Shall We Wine TV has an especially sweet and tasty Valentine’s Day segment for you. Check out the YouTube video (link below) featuring our tea party with Chef Lisa Shaw of Lisa's Boutique Catering. We are Shall We Wine, so our party includes wine and CAKE! (L) Regine TRousseau (R) Chef Lisa Shaw Here are some tips on setting up your own Galentine's Day Tea Party. Why a Tea Party I love Valentine’s Day! It's an opportunity to celebrate the people...

Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week- Mount Peak 2015 Gravity Red Blend

This week's Wine of the Week; Mount Peak 2015 Gravity Red Blend. A big bodacious red wine blend from the famous Monte Rosso Vineyard in Sonoma Valley, California. Get ready for delicousness! Wine: Monte Rosso was first planted in 1886 and is known for producing award winning wines made from Zinfandel, Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2016 Gravity is a blend of Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. 2015 Gravity Red Blend Region: California Grapes: Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon...

Bretonnière Muscadet Wine of the Week 1/28

This Week’s Wine of the Week, is the Domaine de la Bretonnière, Muscadet Sever & Maine, 2018. I am super excited to share the Bretonnière Muscadet as the wine of the week with you. Yes, of course this wine is delicious, but I wanted to focus on some information on the label before we go into what’s this week's wine of the week's bottle. Link to the video below. Producer:  Domaine de la BretonnièreMuscadet: is an appellation (not the...

The Wine Buzz in Collio, Italy

The wine buzz in Collio, Italy is their Collio Bianco! This iconic white blend is a heavenly offering of the region's soul. To drink Collio Bianco is to travel to its home. The wines smell like spring evenings perfumed with white flowers! They are as fresh as the cool mornings and as voluptuous as Collio’s warm midday air, seasoned with a touch of salt. Read more about the wine buzz in Collio, Italy Although I was familiar with the wines, this region...

Wine of the Week: 2017 Chateau Rocher Calon 1/8/2020

Wine: 2017 Chateau Rocher Calon Montagne St. Emilion Region: St. Emilion Bordeaux, France Price: $20 Grapes: 95 % merlot 5% Cabernet Franc Taste: The wine has a velvety, plush mouthfeel, soft tannins with dark fruit, chocolate and herbal notes. Fun Story: One of my most memorable wine e experiences was when I tricked one of my I-Don’t-Drink-Fucking-Merlot Friends into drinking Merlot (mentioned in this video). I brought the wine of the week to her house, decanted (when should you decant wine? read this article). and...

Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva

WINE:Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2011 REGION: Rioja GRAPE VARIETIES:92% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano TASTING NOTES: I want a ring the color of this wine- a deep, glowing garnet. The nose has aromas of red and black berries, vanilla, leather and black licorice. The palate is abundant with flavors of black berries, leather, spices and pepper. This wine drinks beyond its price point (ave price $17). ...

Alumni Spotlight Enterprising Entrepeneur Regine Rousseau

Alumnae Regine Rousseau is a powerhouse. Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Haiti, she is a self published author, art collector, business owner, and a rising entrepreneur. Many of Regine’s enterprises began on the Knox College campus.  “I believe I have been an entrepreneur from birth, and I’ve always found myself in environments that supported my creativity and my entrepreneurial spirit,” Regine shared. “I attended Francis W. Parker High School and that was a very positive experience for me....

Champagne Diaries- Be Still, part 7

Corning New York. No one would think to look for her here. Sandy’s brutal honesty hurled Corrine further into depression. “You’re the reason why you’re single.” Every time Corinne replayed the conversation in her head, she relived the sting.   Is Sandy right? Stop. Stop thinking. She tried to calm herself down. Within three minutes of driving away from the Elmira Airport, Corinne knew she had made the right decision.  This is the perfect place to hide. Lush green mountains framed her road into town. The warm...

My love affair with wine

I can’t remember my first crush, or my first kiss, however the moment I sipped the Bordeaux wine that transformed me from wine novice to connoisseur is forever etched in my mind. My love affair with wines began in the winter of 1994 in Besançon, France. Besançon (pronunced  \bə-ˈzan(t)-sən) is the capital and principal city of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France located close to the border of Switzerland. At that time I lived in Besançon a month longer than my student visa, family, fiance or...

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