2012 Hillinger Pinot Gris Grauburgunder

May 21, 2015 No Comments

Continuing our homage to summer wines, Thirsty Thursday returns to Austria for a refreshing number produced by one of country’s most interesting winemakers: Leo Hillinger. A modern day style driven, fashion conscious, toned down body building version of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leo leaves quite the impression in person.  His engaging persona finds its way into the […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Isaac Fernandez Seleccion Godello Ribeira Sacra Adras

May 14, 2015 No Comments

Compelling summer wines can come from a variety of places and the Iberian Peninsula can secretly offer up some surprisingly palate pleasing whites that are ideal for the warmer months. Often we’re drawn to the Portuguese whites, which rarely disappoint with their unique varietal and flavor compositions.   So when I recently stumbled upon a wine […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2014 Matua Sauvignon Blanc

May 07, 2015 1 Comment

The cold days of winter are behind us and the sweltering heat of summer is just around the corner. Which means it’s time for Thirsty Thursday to pop open bottles of cooling adult refreshments starting with a series of winning warm weather whites. Hailing from Marlborough region on the northern tip of New Zealand’s southern […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Chateau de Vaugelas “Le Prieure” Corbieres

Apr 30, 2015 No Comments

This week Thirsty Thursday heads to southern France and the wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon for another everyday value selection: 2012 Chateau de Vaugelas “Le Prieure” Corbieres. A poor man’s Cotes du Rhone in its construction, the Le Prieure uses a basis of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan to create an uncomplicated wine that is well integrated […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2014 Château de Segries Tavel Rosé

Apr 23, 2015 1 Comment

Warmer spring weather means rosés are back in fashion and this week’s Thirsty Thursday delivers an old reliable favorite: Château de Segries Tavel Rosé. Made from 60+ year old vines in the Tavel appellation (across the Rhone Valley river from the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape), the newest vintage continues Segries tradition of engaging/satisfying wines at an affordable […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2007 Morambro Creek’s Cabernet Sauvignon

Apr 16, 2015 No Comments

Typically when most American wine consumers think of Australian red wines the first thing that comes to mind is Shiraz. This isn’t all that surprising given the success of the varietal in the States and it’s highly approachable New World ripeness and jammy characteristics. Still it’s a mistake to forget that Australian wineries have and […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Caldera’s Mogli Bourbon Oak-Aged Chocolate Imperial Porter

Apr 09, 2015 1 Comment

  Sometimes winners finish second and this year’s runner up to the 2015 edition of Beer Madness is no exception. Caldera’s Mogli Imperial Porter proved to be a beer to be reckoned with, displaying the complexity and satisfying sophistication you’d expect from a beer infused with chocolate and aged in bourbon barrels. It’s a beer […]

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