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Wine Host with the Most: #MagnumMonday

Wine magnums. One surefire way to get your guests’ attention in the mélange of events which surround any kind of hosted occasion is to roll in with Magnum-sized wine bottles. Each bottle is 1.5L of gaze-inducing stamina, even if that occasion is a simple Monday night in with friends. This type of occasion is typically more frequent than lavish soirees anyway. And while 3L & 6L bottles seem to get all the glory for showstopper-level gawking, 1.5L is the more...

Wine of the Week: Alma de Vino~Old Vine Tempranillo 2014 1/15/2020

Wine of the Week: Alma de Vino~Old Vine Tempranillo 2014 Region: D.O. Ribera del Duero, Spain Price:  $36 This wine is gorgeous! If you like a big rich wine, give this a try. This 2014 has had some time to age and can age longer but is drinking great now. I recommend decanting. Look for a rich mouthfeel, deep earthy flavors, chocolate, spice and blackberries. Pairs with red meats, game, and a romantic evening for two. https://youtu.be/814floV0BfM Winemaker April Cullom shared a few notes with me: “Alma” means “soul”...

How To Deal With A Wine Jerk

Know the Peanuts comic created by Charles M. Schulz? If you’re unfamiliar, the character Lucy plays a running gag on Charlie Brown throughout the years of the comic’s existence. Charlie Brown revs up to run and kick the ball, then Lucy pulls the football away before he can kick it. The wine jerk is Lucy. Someone can be a wine novice or an expert just the same but a Lucy comes along to snatch the hope in every Charlie Brown. It can...

Holiday Wine and Bites Party

At this point in the holiday season you’ve probably attended your share of parties. Be strong, there are a few days left, and at least three more parties to go! We’ve planned some memorable wine tasting events this season. One of my favorites was a Holiday Wine and Bites Party I co-hosted with Heartfelt Catering. Instead of a traditional menu, Chef Cecelia Hamilton created small bites which I paired some unique wines. This party was so fun and fresh! Guests loved...

Wine of the Week Wine Notes- 8/21/2019

Wine: 2015 Sharrott Winery TRIO Region: New Jersey, Outer Coastal Plain Grapes: 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot Price: $34.99 Taste: This wine is impressive! The wine smells of berries, cassis, and lavender. It’s medium bodied, electric on the tongue, chewy and bursting with dark fruit, pepper, leather and sweet berry flavor.  Pairings: Perfect wine to get you out of a wine rut! This will excite your palate.  FYI: The Outer Coastal Plain AVA (American Viticultural Area) is located in southeastern New Jersey. Wine...

Wine of the Week- 8/14/2019

Wine: Altana Perlage Region: Veneto, Italy Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon Price: $13.99-$17.99 Taste: Yummy! Fresh with small bubbles. Taste of ripe berries. Pairs with: This wine pairs well with a day with the girls and embodies the idea of rose all day! Try it with cheese and salmon. FYI: This wine is organic, which means that the wine is made from organic grapes. This wine is also biodynamic. Biodynamic is a farming practice, where certain wine making processes such as planting grapes...

Wine Of The Week 7/31/2019

Wine Notes: Casalone Mariposa Rosso Region: Piedmont, Italy Grapes: Brachetto (aka Braquet (French) and Borgogna (Lagne, Italy) Price: $15.99 Taste: This wine so pretty! It smells of rose petals and berries. The wine is light to medium in body. The palate mirrors the nose (taste like it smells: blackberries, strawberries and rose petals). This wine is low alcohol. sweet, refreshing, with an effervescence. Pairs with: Nice on it's own. Try it with spicy meats, chocolate tart, or fresh ripe berries and...

WINE LIST TIP: ITALIAN EDITION

Sometimes you're looking at a list and you don't know where to start! While there are variations to every list (maybe varietal may come first, etc.), here's a breakdown of how two wine examples could be listed as on a list: Tenuta Sant'Antonio, Scaia, Garganega Chardonnay Blend, Veneto, 2017 Let's separate it into five parts: (1) Tenuta Sant'Antonio, (2) Scaia, (3) Garganega Chardonnay Blend, (4) Veneto, (5) 2017 (1) is the producer of the wine (2) is the name of the wine (3) is the type...

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