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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...

A Custoza Wine Love Affair

Italian wines have long been an irresistible puzzle. With its endless grape varieties and enormous production, I admit to being overwhelmed by its immensity. Italian wines are like a magnetizing lover, attracting and demanding your full concentration. Every region a new adventure, every variety a fresh thrill. The abundance seduces wine lovers into a passionate exploration. In return for our devotion, this country’s wines offer excitement, profound pleasures and an endless love story. My latest crush, a Custoza “Wine” Love Affair. INTRODUCING...

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...

How To Incorporate Wine and Spirits Into Your New Lifestyle

Our readers and clients often ask, “How do I incorporate wine and spirits into my new lifestyle?” You’ll be happy to know that you have options! Many of the popular diets like keto, Weight Watchers and a vegan lifestyle allow for alcohol IN MODERATION. I was invited to talk about lifestyle changes and alcohol on WGN-TV's Midday Fix. If you’re trying to watch your waistline and are wondering how to exactly incorporate wine and spirits into your modified diet standards, here’s...

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”...

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...

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 one or two holiday wine and bites party. 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...

The Vintage Modern: Revisit Madeira with H.M. Borges 10 Years Old Reserve Boal

Today we revisit a favorite here at Shall We Wine: H.M. Borges 10 Years Old Reserve Boal Madeira. Put this on your sweet map! Earlier this year I contributed to There's Nothing Wrong With Sweet Wine for VinePair and how the misconception of sweet wine has shaped the wine industry. Sweet wine discrimination is still alive and kicking. As a result, the complexities of the sweet wine category has a tendency to be overlooked, and it comes from various...

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