Tasting Notes: Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Porto Ruby has full rich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits. Store and Serve Advices: The bottle should be kept upright, protected from […]
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FRESH . STRAWBERRY . BERRY . LIGHT-BODIED Beaujolais, Burgundy, France- Le Nouveau est arrivée! Bursting with fresh berry notes, this delicious quaffer is fresh, easy-drinking and designed for fun. Perfect for your holiday parties and dinners, it will pair well with appetizers and poultry dishes
Fragrant and fresh, this easy-drinking red has alluring scents of woodland berry, violet and a whiff of freshly tilled soil. The taut, luminous palate offers sour cherry and star anise accompanied by polished tannins and racy acidity.
Blanc 32 is a brilliant French white wine blend from the vineyards of Gascony. Crisp and refreshing with excellent acidity, Blanc 32 is medium bodied with luscious fruit flavors. It’s well-balanced, with a sumptuous long bright finish. Blanc 32 is the perfect match for fish and seafood, sushi and Asian, cheeses, and sunny summer days
SaSyr, as its name suggests, is a singular and sublime blend of sangiovese and syrah grapes from the Tuscan vineyards of Rocca delle Macie. Taste A succulent, supple well-structured palate with a silky smooth finish. A fresh and clean wine with sliced lemons, not to mention cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body, focused acidity and […]
Pale golden straw color. Fruity aromas of lemon rind, summer peach, fresh orange, and garden grass with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length tart lemon sorbet and star fruit, white peach puree, shortbread, and chalk finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A lovely Pinot Grigio with zippy acidity.
This Merlot is a brilliant showcase of its estate background. To us, one of Merlot’s finest qualities is that it makes a truly versatile and excellent food wine. It can pair with a lot of food, from the leftover pizza you have from last night or a delicious filet mignon off the grill. Merlot can […]
The wines of Magnifico are nothing short of magnificent. They span Italy, from Tuscany, to Sicily and beyond. These beautiful wines showcase the best the country has to offer. This blend is classically Italian, with crisp and refreshing notes. With some subtle and well-balanced tropical fruit flavors, limestone and anise nose. With a refreshing finish of […]
The arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau from Georges Duboeuf is an annual celebration. A bright and brambly version, with light tannins and a subtle, minerally underpinning to the flavors of black raspberry, mandarin orange peel and fig. Here’s my take on this new Holiday drink.
From a fifth-generation winemaking family in southern Australia’s historic Barossa Valley region, Paperbark wines are as loveable as their namesake, an Australian tree with peeling bark and fluffy white flowers. 2016 Paperbark Chardonnay is a pale yellow in the glass, sharing aromas of ripe peach with notes of tart citrus. This barrel-matured wine’s palate is […]
Purple-colored, the nose offers up plum and black cherry notes with a touch of black pepper. The palate is soft and round with ripe, saturated berry flavors. Finishes spicy and full with chewy tannins.
This Sauvignon Blanc was very ordinary and came from a Groupon deal from the Splash wines distributors. This light aromatic wine is not a stand out from most other sauvignon blanc wines. The taste is ordinary and should be used as a compliment to food as oppose to a great stand alone wine. Wine connoisseurs […]
There is something inherently special and charismatic about Tuscan wine. Some say this is instilled by the vine, while others are charmed by the balance and full-flavor. What wins us over is the wine’s proven food-friendliness. The contrast of tart cherry, plum, and strawberry flavors fuse with earthy notes of oregano, smoke, and tobacco, making […]
VIDAL BLANC GRAPES ARE GROWN FROM A HYBRID OF TREBBIANO AND SEIBEL VARIETALS. THIS YEAR, WE COVERED THE VINES IN BIRD NETTING TO PROTECT THE GRAPES, AND COOLER SUMMER TEMPERATURES LET THE GRAPES SPEND MORE TIME MATURING ON THE VINE. AS SOON AS WE PICKED THE GRAPES, WE CHILLED THEM AND FERMENTED THEM TO ENSURE […]
Colour: Clear with a light green hue. Aroma: Delicate stone fruit aromas. Taste: A melange of tropical fruit with elegant pear and guava flavours followed by floral notes. […]
An elegant expression of the world-renowned Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc its grapes are sourced from three premier Wairau Valley sub-regions, bringing distinct and consistent characteristics to every vintage. Ripe and Juicy tropical fruits, rich stone fruit and fresh cut lime combined with notes of fresh picked summer herbs
CAVA TASTING NOTES SHOWS CRISP AROMAS OF GREEN APPLES, CHALK AND SPRING FLOWERS, AND FRESH, TANGY FRUIT FLAVORS IN THE MOUTH WITH A TRACE OF SWEETNESS THAT IS WELL BALANCED BY ACIDITY
Oak Creek Syrah is dark colored, full bodied, peppery and dense. Layered with spicy fruit and streaked with mineral undertones. This is a perfect example of a traditional varietal that has found its home in Arizona and is here to stay. Red meat and Italian food will only be enhanced by this rich and full […]
Tuesday Night Red is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a truly pleasant example at this price. Though typically assertive in flavor as Cabernet is, this one is gentle in style: black fruits, and a slightly ripe fruit edge in the nose and on the palate, with a touch of black licorice and pepper. There is still […]
Beaujolais Nouveau day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine’s grapes have been harvested. This Beaujolais is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. This “Beaujolais Day” is accompanied […]
“While the nose is a touch herbaceous, there’s plenty of varietal characteristic to celebrate in this fresh, blossomy Gewürztraminer. Green melon and peach flavors are brightened by a lemony squirt and delicate lace of sweetness on the finish.”
Simpler Wines combines the convenience of a can with a delightfully, Italian vino frizzante (sparkling wine). In Simpler Wines White, notes of juicy honeydew and fresh cut herbs provide sweet sippability, complementing such savory pairings as fresh bread & olives or Parmigiano Reggiano. The elegant, mineral notes and red fruit flavors of Simpler Wines Rosé are a natural […]
This beautiful wine has aromas as ripe as dried figs, flavors as deep as blackberries falling off the vine. Four Vines Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel: big berry flavors, a hefty dusting of spice and zesty pepper are this Zin’s calling cards.
Ruby red color with gold trim. Bright and deep. Complex aromas. Great balance between fruit (cherries, black plums, ripe blackberries) and clear tones from wood (clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut). The sense of smell is even more intensified with the aromas that develop during aging in bottle. Smooth and balanced on the palate with a […]
Alsace, France- Typical nose, expressive with apricot and mirabelle A nose of lemon and bright citrus hints at the promise of something enticing, and it doesn’t disappoint. Flavors of golden apple, Asian pear & grapefruit with a subtle note of smoke makes this a winner A mouth with a beautiful structure. It can be served […]
Charles Shaw is a brand of “extreme value”, bargain-priced wine. … These wines were introduced at Trader Joe’s grocery stores in California at a price of $1.99 per bottle, earning the wines the nickname “Two Buck Chuck” and eventually sold 800 million bottles Bright medium dusty garnet color. Bright, funky, fruity earthy toasty aromas of plums, […]
A straightforward weekday white for chicken, fish, pastas tossed in olive oil and most appetizers. Tangy notes of citrus, white crunchy fruit, spring flowers and almonds. The palate is fresh with a creamy edge and lively crisp fruits. Solid value, refreshing and simply tasty. I am here for the WWDC 2017 for Apple and we are visiting […]
This second installment of Urban Wine Life from the Robertson Winery. I try a $6.99 Robertson Winery Sauvignon Blanc. This is a South African wine that normally shows up pretty well (reference the Chenin Blancs and Chardonnays) During this episode, I try this South African Sauvignon Blanc and sadly compare it to the best regions […]
Today I open up my lovely bottle of Auslese for a dish with Seasoned chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, cranberries and a side of mashed sweet potatoes. Being a lover of Riesling, this food pairing was perfect for this dish I had for dinner with a slightly sweet wine that would compliment this meal very well. I […]
Garganega is a variety of white Italian wine grape widely grown in the Veneto region of North East Italy, particularly in the provinces of Verona and Vicenza. It is Italy’s 6th most widely planted white grape Throughout the Soave production zone Garganega is the principal grape variety though Trebbiano di Soave and Chardonnay are permitted in varying percentages. While […]