Category: Reviews

Silver Oak and Twomey – Wine Reviews

Last week we had the great honor and distinct pleasure of meeting legendary wine maker Daniel Baron. It was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, and we plan to tell you all about it later. But Daniel was there ...

Sonoma Coast Jewels: Freeman Vineyard & Winery

Ever since I was a little girl I've had a fascination with all things Japanese. In later years this led me to Chiba University for Japanese Business and Society Study Abroad program.  There I missed the class on language because ...

Top Ten Best Drinking Movies

After exhaustive research by our panel of judges (me), I had a list of 14 movies that starred alcohol in some way. I tried to whittle it down to just 10, but failed. So, the title of this post is ...

The effect of price on wine reviews

"Money makes the world go around The world go around The world go around Money makes the world go around It makes the world go 'round. A mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound A buck or a pound A buck or a pound Is all that ...

Weinrieder 2006 Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben

Grüner Veltliner (GREW-nuhr Felt-LEEN-ehr) is not one of the most well known wine grapes on the planet. Mainly grown in Austria and accounting for nearly 40% of the country's grape production, it is used in a variety of styles of ...

Pop that Cork! Value-Priced Champagne Alternatives

In the current economy, many people are looking for an alternative to traditional champagne to help ring in the New Year. Last year we told you about Cava, and we've found a few other sparklers this year as well. ...

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant 2005

Some things can only be experienced, and no matter how eloquently or accurately they are described, words really fall short. I think all great wines are like that. The best that a wine reviewer can strive for is to get ...

Great Finds in Grocery Store Wine

During the holidays you can often find me at a wine retailer or grocery wine department pouring samples for a local distributor. It's a great way to meet people, teach them about wine, and make some extra money at the ...

Qué Syrah and Pinot Noir! Olson Ogden Wines

When I first met Thea, the Luscious Lush, she raved and raved about Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. I remember telling her "I'm not that big a fan of Pinot Noir." She promptly pronounced it as "Blasphemy!" My non-penchant for Pinot ...

Turkey and Cannellini beans with Terlato Pinot Grigio

The other night I came home to the usual question of  "What are you fixing for dinner?" As I had not gone to the grocery store in quite some time, and had been pulling things out of the freezer and ...