Category: Reviews

Great Bargain Wine – Tamari Reserva Malbec 2007

Bodega Tamari Reserva Malbec 2007 is a wine that all budget conscious wine shoppers should keep an eye out for. It is a big, chewy, concentrated, and quite delicious wine for around 14 bucks a bottle. These days who can ...

Special Discount for Another Wine Blog Readers

We recently reviewed a Châteauneuf-du-Pape type blend from Anaba (pronounced Anń-ah-bah), the winery named after the winds of Sonoma Valley.  This 2006 Coriol Red, Sonoma Valley is part of the Anaba inaugural releases of Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir and the ...

Guest Review – Jacob Power reviews sparkling wine

On the most recent Open That Bottle Night Amy and I opened a very nice bottle and enjoyed every drop. In honor of the event we purchased a bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling wine for my kids. My youngest, Jacob, who ...

Social Media, MOM2.0SUMMIT & Wine!

I have never really liked the term "networking" because it sounds so -- well, like the only reason I'm talking to you or you're talking to me is so we can use each other to meet other people.  I loathe ...

Twisted Oak Ferriere Vineyard Syrah 2002 Calaveras County

Twisted Oak Ferriere Vineyard Syrah 2002 Calaveras County is a mouthful of a name for a mouthful of a wine. I am a big fan of huge California Syrahs, and this one fits the bill very well. It is big, ...

Anaba: Earth, Wind and Wine in My Glass

I like earth scents and flavors. Growing up as the only girl in a neighborhood of boys – this tomboy played football in the front yard and made mud bowls from the clay-rich soils of West Virginia.  I never minded harvesting ...

Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet 2005

For Christmas Amy's brother Scott bought us a bottle of Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet. As Amy wrote previously, Scott put a lot of thought into his gift. As they say in my old neighborhood, he done good. The color in the ...

Tasting 2006 Grand Cru Bordeaux

I am neither an expert taster nor an expert on the wines of Bordeaux. No one will ever confuse me with Robert Parker on either count. So when Amy and I were invited to the 2006 Union des Grands Crus ...

Wines from the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon

Duckhorn Vineyards 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc I ran across a story at KansasCity.com talking about the wines chosen to be served at President Barack Obama's Inauguration Luncheon today; a Duckhorn Vineyards 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and a 2005 Golden ...

2007 San Felice Vermentino Maremma Toscana Perolla

Just another weird weather day in early January, it was 78 degrees and sunny today in Houston. So to pair with Joe's Mediterranean fare of broiled lamb ribs, homemade hummus, falafel and tomato cucumber salad, with a complement of ...