January 6-Bordeaux Red Blend

Bordeaux seemed like a logical place to start this little excursion but also highly complicated so I’m going to attempt to simplify it as best as I can! A huge amount of the reason it is so complicated is due to the French Wine Laws. These laws regulate what grape varieties can be grown, howContinue reading “January 6-Bordeaux Red Blend”

Translating a French Wine Label

In the example label, starting at the top, it states Grand Vin de Bordeaux, While this sounds fancy, it really just means it’s one step up from a Bordeaux chateau’s lowest quality wine. Next, we see Cru Bourgeois. This designation is unique to the area this bottle came from (Médoc of the Bordeaux region) alsoContinue reading “Translating a French Wine Label”

January Wine Tasting Schedule

We won’t be wasting anytime and jumping right off with the most well known wine region in the world, Bordeaux! Let the adventure begin! January 6- A French Bordeaux Red blend (look for names like Medoc, Pauilliac, Saint-Emilion, Saint-Julien, Saint Estephe, Pomerol, Graves, Margaux) January 13- California Pinot Noir (Sonoma and Santa Barbara County areContinue reading “January Wine Tasting Schedule”

Azienda Agricola F. Tornatore Etna Rosso, 2017

I was too young, a mere 26, when I traveled to Italy. On the trip, I enjoyed far more beer than wine but I dearly wish I knew I was so close to this winery as I stood on the south slope in the lava flows. The Tornatore family has been in the winemaking industryContinue reading “Azienda Agricola F. Tornatore Etna Rosso, 2017”

Accornero Bricco del Bosco, 2017

I was armed with a computer and too much information at my fingertips and that’s how I crossed paths with the varietal Grignolino. I checked my century club list to confirm what I already knew, I needed this one! So I went to my local wine shop website and like magic there it was. IContinue reading “Accornero Bricco del Bosco, 2017”

Why Do I love Wine, Let Me Count The Ways

When I first began my serious entrance into wine, I could see it written all over my father’s face as he put together the first of my wine racks. My daughter is becoming a wineo. I look back now wonder which he would’ve preferred, me drinking the periodic box of cheap wine like my mom,Continue reading “Why Do I love Wine, Let Me Count The Ways”