Archive for the Tag 'Cabernet Sauvignon'

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Mr. Bigglesworth is preparing for Super Bowl 50

Helping me with this blog story is my friend Jane Kettlewell of Creative Palate.  We share lots of stories back and forth, as we both get our jobs done. I’m on the west coast and she’s on the east… Talking about Super Bowl 50, Jane just shared her cat story with me. It sparked my […]

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Don Melchor ~ A highly performing wine from Chile ~ Wine of the Week

When I look at its history, I see that Don Melchor is a high performance wine. Would I like to taste it? Indeed, bring it on. I received the 2011 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon, Puente Alto Vineyard for review. This wine is kicking off my 2016 wine blog project… Wine of the Week. 2011 Don […]

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Why is Petite Sirah still so obscure, you might wonder?

I hear this wonderment all of the time about Petite Sirah… “Why is it still so obscure?” Well, one would think that it is. What it is, though, is a best kept secret, sort of like my grandfather’s blueberry patch. As a kid, we’d go blueberry picking, high up a mountainside in Wales, Maine. Even […]

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Wine Lover Who Has Everything ~ Almost

I have titled this “Wine Lover Who Has Everything ~ Almost.” Some of you know what I’m talking about. I’ve been in those wine cellars… And, I’ve seen those collections, but I have NEVER seen this one in the cellar, except in my own. To have the wine is one thing, to know the essence […]

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Great Holiday Gift for Your Wine Lovers

Want to really impress your wine lover this holiday season? A membership to the original Wine of the Month Club might make that just so easy… This is an image of what I received. I was amazed, when this package arrived. I responded to Wine of the Month Club, when asked if I would consider […]

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Cabernet labrusco – The creation of an indigenous red grapevine variety

[All images are from Dr. Jeronimo Rodriques.] Cabernet labrusco is the successful creation of a brand new red grapevine variety, which has recently been achieved in South Africa, called ‘Cabernet labrusco.’ This makes it an indigenous grape to South Africa. From his Cabernet labrusco Website: In 1994, Dr. Jeronimo Rodrigues crossed two Vitis vinifera cultivars. […]

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Top 10 intriguing things about France and its wines

France and its wines  I have traced myself back to Charlemagne. And, yes, so can many other people of Europe, because he had 17 children with eight of his 10 known wives (or concubines). So, where does that put me? In line also with Pippin the Short, Charles Martel, and the Kings of Scot. I […]

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The class of Jennifer Wall, winemaker for Barefoot Wines

Very uptown, that’s Ms. Jennifer Wall. And so are the companies for which she’s worked. I first met Jennifer in one of my transitions: from my working at Belvedere Winery, as Belvedere’s communications coordinator and district sales position. I was at a crossroads; did I want to continue with communications, or did I want to […]

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Road Warrior Survival Guide ~ It’s not about anything but common courtesy

Ah… common courtesy, will we ever all be in a room together and get along completely? In light of the recent incident, when a group of rambunctious women were removed from The Wine Train, I’m relaunching this story. While it’s a very funny look at wine behaviors, beneath it is “courtesy,” as a missing ingredient […]

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Top 10 intriguing things about Spain and its wines

Spain and its wines Paella is a rice dish, not a seafood dish. (Whew, I’m allergic to sea food, so I’ll cozy up more to see what that protein is.) Ten top regions in Spain: Andalusia Asturias Basque Country Catalonia Castilla y Leon Extremadura Galicia Valencia Madrid Valencia The exciting nightlife in Madrid kicks off […]