How to make cheap headache inducing jug wine from Italy sound appealing to the masses…* *sports-glutton.com does not, on any level, endorse the consumption of Riunite beverages.
Archive for Wine
This week’s Thirsty Thursday selection comes from Touraine in the heart of the Loire Valley, France. Pascul Gibault’s 2012 Danielle De L’Ansee Sauvignon Blanc offers one of the more unique sensory experiences of any white I’ve sampled recently from the Loire. Made from vineyards with calcareous clay and sandy soils, the wine opens with an [...]
Today Thirsty Thursday goes where it has never gone before…into the realm of wine from a box. Now wine in a box is nothing new, but it’s typically associated with bargain based swill that can be a little harsh on the palate and even harder on the mind the following morning. Because of this seldom [...]
Admittedly and regrettably Thirsty Thursday hasn’t delivered you a wine from the Italian Peninsula for quite some time, but that all changes today with a food friendly value red from Piedmont. Michele Chiarlo’s Barbera d’Asti Superiore “Le Orme” is aged for 8 months in 50-hl wooden barrels (meaning big barrels) and at least 4 months in [...]
Brevity is the word for this edition of Thirsty Thursday, as yours truly has a wine event to attend (I know…life is rough). However that doesn’t mean I’m leaving you with a wine that has any short comings. The 2011 Joel Gott Riesling, from the Napa wine and food entrepreneur of the same name, sources [...]
One of the quirkier things about wine is simply because a bottle holds a higher price doesn’t mean the juice inside possesses a superior quality to that of a lower level wine. It’s this fact which drives many sophisticated and average winos alike crazy when they spend $20 on a bottle of wine that isn’t [...]
Even though half of the U.S. is still dealing with winter like temperatures, spring is in full bloom here in the nation’s capital. With the warming weather unfortunately comes the gradual increase in humid that my body despises. Luckily I have three fine establishments near by that provide a plethora of adult refreshments to wet [...]