Category: Reviews

  • Great Argentine Sparkler for Memorial Weekend BBQ

    I was expecting sweet. But what we got was a crisp, drier wine with a refreshing finish, much closer to a true champagne. and a perfect pairing with summer barbecue!

  • Our Big Fat Greek Draft Day

    Greek wine tasting was a part of our NFL Draft. Joe was looking forward to the Detroit Lion’s overcoming the curse that was Matt Millen with the promised savior that is Ndamukong Suh.

  • Celebrating Argentina’s Path to Independence

    On the 25th of this month, Argentina will celebrate 200 years since the Revolution of May opened the way to her Independence. As part of the celebration, Central Market will host some of our favorite winemakers in Texas stores, May 12-25, 2010, for “Passport to Argentina” a festival celebrating culture, food and wine.

  • Maryhill: Such a Thrill In Washington Whites

    While not as racy as some of the tunes on the radio today, the song made it clear that Mary Hill did what she wanted without worrying about what other people thought. At that age I had more fun playing football outside with the boys rather than inside playing Barbies with the girls, so it’s…

  • Washington State Wines: Tildio Winery

    The first thing you’ll notice about a bottle of Tildio wine is the unique graphical logo – almost like a wood cut, of a bird within a bird. Katy and Milum Perry chose the Spanish name for the Kildeer bird that arrives early each Spring to breed in their vineyard.

  • New Sauvignon Blanc on the Block: Cornerstone Cellars

    Last night we paired a sample of 2009 Cornerstone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, with a spicy variation of Joe’s Seafood Medley Stew*. I like my food muy caliente! and this wine was perfect to take out a little of the heat from the serrano pepper. But to enjoy all the subtleties and nuances in this beautiful…

  • Hospice du Rhône: You Had Me at Syrah

    This week we joined Taste Live for Washington State Syrahs featured by Hospice du Rhône, a perpetual non-profit business league that represents and promotes the 22 Rhone varieties and those wineries who make them.

  • Why I Hate Bill Gates: Thank God for Wine!

    My laptop crashed. After nearly 24 hours of trying to recover my data due to a “corrupt volume” on my Microsoft Vista OS that just “happened” yesterday morning, I think I’m in a really bad relationship with Bill Gates. I need wine!

  • Walla Walla WOW – L’Ecole No. 41 2008 Estate Luminesce

    L’Ecole No. 41 takes its name from the historic Frenchtown schoolhouse that houses the winery. Every wine in their portfolio we tasted is good, and it’s no wonder they’ve been named Winery of the Year eight times by Wine & Spirits. If all Washington State wines taste like these, we can’t wait to get to…

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