Barolo

This truly is one of the finest wines in the world. Now I know we already dabbled in the grape Nebbiolo, but this is the big daddy. Pretty much all Nebbiolo comes from Piedmont in Italy, and the best of it is from Barolo DOCG. Piedmont is a gorgeous hilly region in the Northwest of…

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A Nice Chianti

Chianti DOCG is one of Italy’s classic reds, hailing from Tuscany. It’s a wine that varies a lot in quality but these days you should be able to get really great wine for a good price. The grape here is for all intents and purposes Sangiovese, although producers are allowed to include small percentages of…

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Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

I love Cabernet Franc. I love it from anywhere that grows it, but I love it most from the Loire. Cab Franc is Cab Sauv’s sleeker little brother. It has a ton of the same flavor profiles, black fruit, a green leaf thing, this graphite pepperiness that I adore, but the structure is a lot…

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September 2021

POST POWER OUTAGE PART 2 PAIRINGS: Tapas Party Rueda Verdejo Godello Rioja Reserva Priorat Manzanilla Sherry Albondigas Patatas Bravas Spanish Tortilla Croquettas Basque Cheesecakes

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Rioja Reserva

We already chatted about young Rioja – so here is 2 levels up! Rioja Reserva has a minimum ageing period of 3 years, with at least one year in oak. Most of these wines are going to be aged much longer than that! I’ll be curious to see what vintages you guys. Because these are…

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Priorat

I am so excited to introduce you to Priorat! Now this is one of Spain’s most fabulous reds and is a bit of a cult wine. This DOQ ( Denominació d’Origen Qualificada) comes from Cataluñya, it’s not very far from Barcelona. It’s considered one of Spain’s highest quality wines, just after Rioja. This is a region…

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August 2021 Tasting Recording

Pairings Provençal Rosé & Caprese Salad Australian Riesling & Melon and Ham A Cheeky Extra: Bean Salad Muscadet & My Famous Tuna Sandwich German Pinot & Fancy Chicken Salad

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July 2021 Tasting Recording

Pairings Muscat Summer Fruit White Sangria Zinfandel & Sheet Pan Chicken with Ratatouille Young Rioja & Eggplant Galette Unoaked White Burgundy & Fennel and Apricot Salad Muscat de Beaumes de Venise & Apricot Upside Down Cake

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