Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Ridge “Paso Robles” Zinfandel

Sep 11, 2014 1 Comment

As I’ve often indicated over the years, I’m an equal opportunity imbiber of great wines.  American, French, Chilean, Australian, Portuguese, or Greek…if the wine’s palatable it’ll find a happy place in my glass.  There are however, a few varietals and styles that I’m continuously drawn towards and specifically for our purposes today I’m speaking about […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2010 Jim Barry “The Lodge Hill” Shiraz

May 01, 2014 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: 2010 Jim Barry “The Lodge Hill” Shiraz

For most of America the thaw of spring is in full swing which means it’s time to dust off the old barbecue and start grillin.  The warmer weather also means most people begin the transition to lighter crisper whites and refreshing rosés to satisfy their palate while cooling their bodies/minds.  But if you’re like me there’s […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier

Jan 16, 2014 1 Comment

Starting off our first addition of Thirsty Thursday for 2014 is a long time favorite: Pine Ridge’s Chenin Blanc + Viognier This unique blend of two distinctive French varietals, has a little something for all white wine enthusiasts to applaud about.  As expected the wine varies slightly from vintage to vintage, but it typically opens […]

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2012 Thanksgiving Day Red Wine Recommendations

Nov 15, 2012 15 Comments

Our 2012 wine recommendations for Thanksgiving Day continues with the reds (if you missed the whites click here).  As we discussed last year, some of most compatible red wines for the holiday are Pinot Noirs and wines from the Southern Rhone region in France such as Cotes du Rhone or Chateauneuf du Pape (blends primarily composed of the varietals Syrah and Grenache).  […]

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2012 Thanksgiving Day White Wine Recommendations

Nov 14, 2012 28 Comments

In’s tradition of getting you ready for Thanksgiving, once again we’re offering up our white wine recommendations to enjoy with your holiday feast this year. As you might recall, there are about 6 different white wine varietals that generally pair best with your typical Turkey Day foods: Albarino, Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Gris, […]

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Memorial Day Recipes: Greek Grilling Round-Up

May 28, 2011 2 Comments

By Sportsglutton If you missed any of our Greek/Mediterranean Grilling recipes for Memorial Day here is the complete line-up of our tasty concoctions, including our review of two Greek wines. Remember to take a moment this weekend and give thanks to all the men and women who served and sacrificed while serving the United States.  Have a relaxing/safe […]

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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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