Tasting – Trader Joe’s Shiraz

Trader Joe’s – Bronco Wine Co. – Shiraz – California, United States – 2015 – $1.99 Yes, $2!! ‘Round these parts, we call them “Two-buck chuck.” I really need to start going to Trader Joe’s more often, because the prices are just unbeatable. But, I recognize how special it is to go to a wine […]

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Tasting – Black Box Merlot

Black Box – Merlot – Lodi, California, United States – 2016 – $4.99 Winemaker Review: Hearty plum, vanilla, and cinnamon aromas with flavors of black cherry and red berry fruit. Black Box Wines Merlot is smooth across the palate with soft tannins and supple acidity. Oh, how I love that I have a glass of red […]

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Drink This NOW! – Lesson 4

Got Wood? The Influence of Oak on Wine. This was a really cool exercise to do, because the difference between the oak-aged and metal-aged wines was SO NOTICEABLE! I really didn’t think it would make that dramatic of a difference. More importantly, I learned that I like oak-aged Chardonnay and Trey likes oak-less Chardonnay. Just […]

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Tasting – Colliano Sauvignonasse

Colliano – Sauvignonasse – Goriška Brda, Slovenia – 2015 – $14.99 Winemaker Review: Colliano Sauvignonasse is a premium wine of a pleasant and full taste. Its aroma is reminiscent of elder flowers, almond and pine needles. In the mouth, the wine is tastes smooth it is medium-bodied and pleasantly warm. Its after taste recalls the characteristic […]

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