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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 SonVida Malbec

Feb 18, 2016 No Comments

The creation of two former journalists with a love for wine and Argentina, SonVida Winery is a relative new comer on the vino scene. Yet their wines are already making a mark and the 2012 Malbec is one great example. Composed of 95% Malbec with a 5% splash of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Two Hands “Angels Share” Shiraz

Feb 11, 2016 No Comments

Rarely does Thirsty Thursday endorse an entire wine label, but for the better part of the 21st Century one Australian winery’s portfolio has continued to exceed expectations. Located in Barossa Valley and sourcing from vineyards throughout southeastern Australia, Two Hands has created a distinctive series of wine labels that powerfully inspire and engage the palate […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Dom. Paul Autard Cotes du Rhone

Jan 28, 2016 No Comments

Whether it’s a domestic or international selection there are certain libations that resonant with all those who imbibe. For those with an appreciation for wine particular labels are welcoming friends of consistent satisfaction. Over the years the Glutton Household has regularly relied on the Domaine Paul Autard label to deliver an exceptionally high level of […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2010 Château Les Grands Maréchaux Côtes de Blaye

Jan 21, 2016 No Comments

This week Thursday Thirsty returns to France and presents you with a Bordeaux red that’s a natural pairing with yesterday’s supremely flavorful pot roast recipe. From the Côtes de Blaye, the 2010 Château Les Grands Maréchaux is unusually composed of 100% Merlot yet the wine is surprisingly engaging with a soft suppleness and balanced approach […]

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Our Favorite Libations of 2015

Dec 17, 2015 No Comments

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to start our annual reflection on the year that was beginning with a review of our favorite libations. To be sure our 2015 Thirsty Thursday reviews/recommendations were loaded memorable, beers, wines, and spirits. Yet, the following resonated more than others and not surprisingly have a happy […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Warre’s Otima 10-Year Old Tawny Port

Oct 29, 2015 No Comments

Not all ports are created equal and some are specifically designed to break the mold. Warre’s Otima series is an attempt to just this with a cleaner, light expressing of the tawny port style wrapped in sleeker modern designed bottle. The bottle itself allows the Otima to stand out from the normal crowd of “pudgy,” […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Orin Swift Mannequin

Oct 15, 2015 1 Comment

With some of the more captivating labels on the market Orin Swift wines are an instant draw for consumers perusing the retail aisles of their local wine stores. Labels can be deceiving though and often it’s better to approach distinctive eye catching labels with skepticism rather than unfettered optimism. That said, Orin Swift’s “Mannequin” is […]

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