Tag Archives: red wine
Firstleaf: Unboxing Day
Subscription services exist for even wine drinkers! Are they worth the hype? I’ve just started one with Firstleaf, so here’s what I know so far.
Vacation Times 2022 – Part 1 of 3, “Wines found in Washington”
The start of a miniseries of foodie discoveries and fun while on vacation! And of course, we begin with my top two wines of the week.
Wine Reserves, Part 2/4: Let’s Hear it for Local Wine!
Face it — Colorado makes great wine! Tonight I open up a bottle purchased back in 2019, advertised as a table red blend. Will it still hold up after three years in storage?
Wine Week, Part 3/3: “Phylloxera, the Great Destroyer of Vines”
After discussing the history of one of any vineyards’ many bogeymen, I conduct a comparison tasting of two examples of South Africa’s signature grape: Pinotage.
Wine Week, Part 2/3: “Wine World Awareness, Vintage 2021”
In part two of the “Wine Week” series, we zoom out to look at several events affecting the 2021 wine vintage across the world. Then, you can read through my assessment of a Barossa Valley GSM.
Wine Buying Tips: “Bookmarking” Your Favorites
Maybe it’s the writer or reader in me, but whenever I find a wine I love, I have to document it. This doesn’t mean I post every “cool” wine I find on Instagram, though others do use that as a means of noting their own discoveries, and it is a valid option. Instead, I justContinue reading “Wine Buying Tips: “Bookmarking” Your Favorites”
Fourth of July Special: Colorado Wine Edition!
And now, as an addendum to yesterday’s post, some Colorado-based wines that could pair beautifully for the Fourth of July or other outdoor summer fare. Here are three that I love.
Fourth of July Special: Wines for Fireworks and Weekend Grillin’
Looking for a great wine to take to a summer gathering? Whether you celebrate the Fourth of July or not, here are five of my picks for this season!
Petit Verdot: Cute Name, Big Flavor!
Not an official Wine Challenge post, but I wanted to make room for a cool single-varietal specimen passed along this week by a friend and fellow wine enthusiast.