Sauvignon Blanc

It’s SUMMERTIME!  And I have advocated making a great Sangria for a refreshing wine beverage to cool things off. Another way is to drink SAUVIGNON BLANC.  In my opinion, this is a misunderstood varietal that has often gotten the short end of the wine glass by wine snobs and Chardonnay …

Wine Facts [Part 7]

TERMINOLOGY ON LABELS The following terminology can sometimes be used in the US in labeling less expensive wines – Champagne, Port, Madeira, Chablis, and Chianti. Their terms actually refer to specific places in Europe and can technically only be used for wines from those areas. SEE ALSO: Understanding A Wine Label …

Dierberg Winemaker’s Dinner

I have been drinking Dierberg and Star Lane wine for more than four years.  And I love many of the wines they produce.  Before I get into the actual winemaker dinner that I had the pleasure of going to, I want to tell you how I came to learn about …

Sangria

Sangria is a wonderful summer beverage.  It is made of an inexpensive red wine, lots of fruit, a bit of brandy, triple sec and lime juice.  Before we get into the recipes though, here is a bit of information on Sangria. The name Sangria comes from the Spanish word for …

Soter Winemaker’s Dinner

I recently spent a week on Martha’s Vineyard with some friends and had an incredible time.  During the time I was there, the Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival began.  It was truly kismet!   The unfortunate thing was that the Festival began on Thursday night and I was leaving on Saturday …

Fun Wine Labels

As a follow up to The Wine Ponder’s post on Creative and Unusual Wine Labels, I have come across several wines that jump into a whole other category of “What are these people thinking?”   BOARDING PASS FIRST CLASS SHIRAZ (SYRAH) • South Australia ($34) R WINES sources grapes from …

Pricey Wines

During a recent trip to COSTCO, I came across a wine display that I found to be quite interesting.  Inside this locked plastic case were five wines.   • 2004 Screaming Eagle Red Blend – $1775 • Penfolds Grange Shiraz – $400 • 2005 Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne – $180 …