Drink: 2015 Maryland Governor’s Cup

I was honored to be invited to be a judge in the annual Maryland Governor’s Cup for the seventh year in a row. Judging is a wine competition is both a lot of fun and a lot of work

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Ruta 22 Malbec : Wine Wednesday Review

  Ruta 22 2013 Malbec Argentina Price: $11.99 You know I like my red wine to have junk in the trunk. Malbec—especially Malbec from Argentina—has junk in the trunk. Ruta 22 is no exception. It is deep purple in the class. The nose yields cherries and blackberries. This wine is jammy and round. The palate reveals… Continue reading Ruta 22 Malbec : Wine Wednesday Review

Wine For Beginners : Friday Infographic

Wine is delicious. But learning about it can be daunting. Especially when you hear an oenophile waxing poetic about the nose, color and tastes of different wines.

What’s a wine newbie to do? Winefolly has put all the basics of buying, serving and drinking wine into one jam-packed infographic. This infographic (which is also available as a print) has all the things: types of wines, deciphering a wine label, serving temperatures…okay seriously it covers too much to list.  Peruse this handy guide and sip like a pro!

Basic Wine 101 Guide

 

 

Las Rocas Garnacha : Drink Wine Wednesday Review

Las Rocas 2011  Garnacha Calatayud, Spain Price: $12.99 Garnacha is the Spanish name for the Granche grape. Garnacha is the second most planted grape in Spain. The most planted grape is Tempranillo. Las Rocas Garnacha is garnet in color. At 14.8% abv, it’s very high in alcohol. The high alcohol content is evident on the… Continue reading Las Rocas Garnacha : Drink Wine Wednesday Review

Red Wine Cheat Sheet Infographic: Feast Your Eyes

I am a red-head. No, I’m not a ginger. I mean that I like red wine…a lot. If you have been reading my wine reviews, you already know that I like wines with ‘junk in the trunk’. If you’re new (Hey!), junk in the trunk is my term for a full-bodied red wine.

No matter if you like your red wine to have junk in the trunk, or if you prefer something a little lighter, this cheat sheet can help you find what you’re looking for.

Red Wine Cheat Sheet

Pontificis GSM 2012: Wine Wednesday Review

  Pontificis 2012  40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre Vin Pays d’Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Price: $6.99 This is the last wine from my Trader Joe’s haul. Parting is such sweet sorrow. GSM stands for Granache, Syrah, Mouvedre. This is a classic red wine blend—and one of my favorites. Pontificis did not disappoint. It is a deep… Continue reading Pontificis GSM 2012: Wine Wednesday Review