Tag Archive for wine

Five Best Wine Gifts Online

Today is Cyber Monday, which means workers are typing away for dear life buying holiday gifts online _ and quickly pulling up the screensaver if someone in authority happens to stroll by. But you don’t really want to spent eleventy dollars on that new Just Dance Wii game that is only going to collect dust…

Wine vs. Beer

Wine has pulled even with beer as the alcoholic beverage of choice. At least according to a new Gallup poll surveying U.S. drinkers. The poll found that 36 percent of adults surveyed preferred beer compared to 35 percent who liked wine. Another 23 percent went for the hard stuff. This is only the second time…

Cleavage Creek closes

Some stories you forget about five seconds after you hit “send” on the computer. Others stick in your mind for one reason or another. One that’s stayed with me is an interview I did a few years ago with Cleavage Creek Winery owner Robert “Budge” Brown. So, I was sorry to see the winery has…

Cellar Search

Time to dig through those cellars. The Charles Krug Winery is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and the owners _ the Peter Mondavi Sr. family _ are looking for old Charles Krug wine bottles. The winery was founded by Prussian immigrant Charles Krug in 1861. Lincoln was president and the Napa Valley was turning…

Craving cava

A lot of us view bubbles as bipartisan _ there’s French Champagne and then there’s all the rest. But a little exploration can open up whole new worlds of sparkling sensations from German Sekt to Italian Asti and Prosecco to Hungarian Pezsgo. OK, I haven’t actually tried that last but I could not resist the…

Lovely Languedoc

 

I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do you? No, I thought not. Enjoy.

Mexican-American Vintners

A new group has launched in wine country, the Napa Valley Mexican-American Vintners Association. This is a nonprofit group with the aim of promoting its members wines and supporting the community’s efforts through marketing, scholarships, etc. Founding members include Alex Sotelo Cellars, Fernando Candelario, Ceja Vineyards, Encanto Vineyards, Maldonado Vineyards, Mi Sueño Winery, Rios Wine…

Hurrah for rosé

Is it wrong to love a wine because it’s beautiful? I’m afraid it is a bit shallow, but I can’t deny my love for rosé wines starts skin deep. There is just something very appealing about wines that range in color from palest pink quartz to vivid cerise. Today’s wine find, Chateau du Rouet  Reservée…