Thirsty Thursday: 2007 Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico

Apr 26, 2012 19 Comments

Often I prefer having something on in the background while I’m working on the website and lately I’ve been on a Sopranos kick, rewatching a good portion of the series.  One thing that I noticed watching this HBO classic is the reoccurring appearance of Ruffino Chianti Classico in various scenes. With its distinctive golden label […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2007 Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz

Dec 29, 2011 18 Comments

It’s the final Thirsty Thursday of 2011 and that means going out in style with a big bottle of soul satisfying happiness…2007 Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz.  Since 2000 the Two Hands label has been producing some of the most consistently elegantly complex and highly rated expressions of Shiraz in Australia.  Bella’s Garden is the […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Thanksgiving Day Red Wines

Nov 17, 2011 18 Comments

Part II of our wine reviews/recommendations for Thanksgiving continues in this edition Thirsty Thursday with the reds (if you missed Part I and the whites click here).  While there are a plethora of red wine varietals that tend to be recommended for Turkey Day festivities, ideally the red wines found at the Thanksgiving Day table […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2007 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles

Oct 20, 2011 13 Comments

Bordeux might produce some of the most prestigious French wines, but for my palate I’ll take a Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Rhone Valley over a Bordeaux any day. I gravitate in this direction because the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation tends to produce riper grapes than Bordeux and consequently a riper fruit expression in the wines. Also the varietals […]

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Memorial Day Recipes: Greek Wines

May 27, 2011 2 Comments

Much like Portuguese wines, Greek wines can be intimidating largely due to our unfamiliarity to the varietals grown in Greece and used in their wine making.  I’m mean what the heck is Xynomavro and why should I spend $15 on a wine that I can’t even pronounce?  We’ll if you have been reluctant to try […]

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Build up to March Madness: “Rock Chalk Jayhawk”

Feb 19, 2011 Comments Off on Build up to March Madness: “Rock Chalk Jayhawk”

In part five of our weekly profile leading up to the start of the tournament, remembers Bill Self’s 2007-08 Kansas Jayhawks. The Team Twenty years! Yes, that’s how long it had been since Larry Brown led the Kansas Jayhawks to last their national championship. Twenty long agonizing years for the Rock Chalk Jayhawk faithful. […]

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