Category: Great Value Wine

Ooh La La! It’s Rue La La

Everyone loves a great deal, especially a great deal on wine!  We found an "invitation only" website that not only sells designer labels at greatly reduced prices. From time to time, you can also find some great deals on an ...

2009 LOIS Grüner Veltliner: A Grüner for Everyone!

Wine and fun! What could be better? We found a refreshing Austrian Grüner Veltliner perfect for the lighter fare of Oktoberfest. While many people think that Grüner is just a summer wine, this wine is the perfect pairing for ...

Great Wines for Labor Day: New Age from Argentina

We attended a Passport to Argentina celebration and wine tasting at our local Central Market a few months back. Looking up to check which wine was next, I noticed glasses filled with ice and slices of lime. I was curious, ...

Wine Review: Alexandria Nicole Cellars Quarry Butte

Often we visit a tasting room, love a wine, and purchase bottles to ship home, only to find that once at home, the wine does not live up to the tasting room experience.  This was certainly not the case with ...

Maryhill: Such a Thrill In Washington Whites

We got a note from the nice people at Maryhill Winery asking us if we'd like to try their wines before we visit Washington this summer.  Something about the name was familiar. Then Friday night after we sampled two of their ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Polenta and Meat Sauce paired with Ruffino Chianti Classico

I make no claims to the authenticity of this as a classic Italian dish, but I will state with conviction that is it is delicious and tastes pretty Italian to me. The meat melts in your mouth and the polenta ...

Hahn Estates Cabernet Franc 2006

When most people think about Cabernet Franc, if it even does cross their mind at all, they think about it as a grape to be blended, usually with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The reason for this is that it does ...

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