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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Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Evodia Old Vines Garnacha

Apr 02, 2015 No Comments

Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night specials…what ever you call them mid week libations are often a necessity after a long day at the office.  The trick is to find value wines that are as friendly on the palate as they are on the pocket book. To fill this need I often find myself leaning on […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Bodegas Nekeas “El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa” Old Vines Garnacha

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments

One of the things I find tremendously appealing about Spanish wines is the amount of consistency from vintage to vintage that producers are able to achieve. It’s the reason I typically gravitate towards repurchasing old favorites even when I haven’t sampled a wine for multiple vintages. Recently I came across an old “everyday” mainstay of […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Stone’s Stochasticity Project Master of Disguise

Mar 05, 2015 No Comments

In the continually evolving world of craft beers, breweries are regularly releasing suds that challenge our know definitions of styles and desires. Case in point: Stone’s Master of Disguise. Part of the brewery’s Stochasticity Project, Master of Disguise has the appearance of an IPA or amber lager. Yet interactions on the nose and palate largely […]

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