Notes on a Wine Card…

Having a Super Bowl party this weekend with all the requisite game snacks and food? If you’re like me, you gotta have chicken wings during the game.  If you are going to be drinking wine, I suggest you pair the chicken wings with either an off-dry German reisling or a Caifornia zinfandel.  Both wines will go very well with sweet bbq wings or hot and spicy wings. Come into the Tasting Room and I’ll pick out a few wines for you to take home.

Thank God for Stephen Colbert! The only way to watch the State of the Union address was with the knowledge that …

One wine, two opinions. What will your’s be?

This week at The Tasting Room I will be pouring two wines from Australia and two wines from Argentina, a Southern Hemisphere Tasting. I believe you will enjoy all the wines, maybe. There is one wine that will be very interesting to taste with you all. The wine is called Mollydooker Carnival of Love 2014.  It is a shiraz from the McLaren Vale region in Australia. This wine interests me because two reputable wine magazines have tasted and reviewed this wine with one critic – MaryAnn Worobiec of Wine Spectator – giving it a highly recommended designation. The other critic –  Josh Raynolds of Vinous – found it horrific! 

Gifts from the heart…

This past weekend my girlfriend and I spent time down in San Diego with two of my dearest friends from Chicago. I have known them since 2nd grade – over 50 years – and although we don’t talk much over the phone throughout the year, when we do get together it seems like we’ve never been out of touch.

Central Coasting

She’s vivacious, exciting, beautiful, and delicious. I don’t see her as often as I’d like but when I do, she’s mesmerizing!