White Wine Cheat Sheet: Feast Your Eyes Friday

Last week, I came out as a redhead. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy and occasional white wine. Sometimes the meal—or the mood—calls for it. I like to drink a sweeter white wine when I’m eating spicy food, such as Szechuan or Thai. If I’m hanging out and sipping wine on a hot summer day, I might opt for something fruity and dry.

This cheat sheet gives a quick breakdown of the flavor profile of some popular white wine varieties.

What’s in your glass these days? Let me know in the comments!

White Wine Cheat Sheet

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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

Drink: Wine Wednesday Review Valréas “Cuvee Prestige” Côtes du Rhône Villages

Valréas “Cuvee Prestige” Côtes du Rhône Villages 2012 75% Granache 25% Syrah Southern Rhône Price: $6.49 Valréas “Cuvee Prestige” Côtes du Rhône Villages is the next to the last wine from my Trader Joe’s haul. ::sad face:: Côtes du Rhône is an appellation that refers to the Rhône Valley in Eastern France. Côtes du Rhône wines can… Continue reading Drink: Wine Wednesday Review Valréas “Cuvee Prestige” Côtes du Rhône Villages

Feast Your Eyes—Pizza and Wine

Summertime, the living is easy—and hot.  Some nights, the mere thought of cranking up the stove or oven can make you sweat. No worries! You only have to fire up you telephone (or computer) to get a pizza delivered to your doorstep. But what vino should you pair with your pizza pie-o?

Indian Wine List comes to the rescue with this infographic that shows which wine goes with your topping of choice.

What do you like to drink with your pizza? Let me know in the comments below.

Pizza & Wine Guide

Drink—Wine Wednesday Review Tribunal North Coast Red

 Tribunal Red Wine North Coast 2012 Red Blend California Price: $9.99 Today’s Wine Wednesday review is another red from my most recent Trader Joe’s haul. A crew member recommended Tribunal Red Wine North Coast when I asked for a wine with ‘junk in the trunk’. Okay—he initially looked perplexed when I said ‘junk in the trunk’.… Continue reading Drink—Wine Wednesday Review Tribunal North Coast Red

Drink – Wine Wednesday Review Millstone Hopvine

Millstone Hopvine Cascade Hops, Wildflower Honey, York Imperial Apples Maryland Price: $16.00 Today’s Wine Wednesday review is technically not a wine. It’s a cider. This is not your ordinary apple juice. Inspired by the methods colonial Americans used to make their favorite alcoholic beverage, Millstone Cellars uses heirloom cider apples fermented and aged in oak barrels, then blended… Continue reading Drink – Wine Wednesday Review Millstone Hopvine