Viognier, three stellar examples of this aromatic grape

Viognier is a delicious aromatic grape that varies in profile from region to region. It is a lost step child that barely registered on the radar 50 years ago. Its origins point back to Northern Rhone but there is some additional evidence that Croatia may be its birthplace- this is also the birth place of […]

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This has it all…. and more!

A Southern Provence grape varietal takes center stage today. Overlooking the Saint-Tropez peninsula sits Chateau Minuty, considered the leader of Rosé in Provence. Owned by the same family for more than 80 years this exceptional winery is currently run by two grandsons of Gabriel Farnet, who began production in the early 1930’s. They oversee every […]

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Creamy Chicken Marsala – Featured Recipe with Wine Pairings

A creamy and delicious classic Italian dish that is ready in under 30 minutes! The creamy sauce is full of flavor and earthy mushrooms. Add garlic bread straight from the oven, open a few bottles of wine, invite the friends and you have an awesome evening in the making. Click here to download recipe My wine […]

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MTW Wine Reviews – June

In order to save you time and money, I’ve tasted hundreds of bottles and selected the highest quality, under-$15 wines that I could find. These wines will rotate on a regular basis, but what won’t change is my commitment to providing you with superb, yet affordable, wines that you can enjoy on Mondays, Tuesdays, and […]

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Featured Winery: Bertani

First of all, let me start by congratulating Bertani Winery for being named “Winery of the year 2018” from the Doctor Wine Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine- Daniele Cernilli. I’ve been a fan of Bertani wines for a couple of decades now, these guys produce such consistently impressive wines and have been perfecting their artistry […]

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Pink is the new red!

Rosé wines could be called the best new trend of this century, certainly the most refreshing. Yes, you guessed it, I love Rosé wines. Fifteen years ago, you were looked at strangely if you served your guests a Rosé. Ten years ago, you were considered cool and hip. Today of course Rosé wines are accepted […]

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Hidden Napa Gem, under the radar – so far!

My job is to seek out and find rare hidden gems that drink so spectacularly that you just have to get the most stock you can. This is one of those hidden gems that flies so far under the radar and drinks so well it’s criminal that no one knows about it. All the better […]

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Benton Lane Winery

Founded by Steve and Mary Girard- yes, you guessed it, one and the same people that established Girard Winery in Napa- one of my favorites. In the course of producing some amazing wines in Napa, Mary discovered and fell in love with Pinot Noir and convinced Steve on the grape’s merits. So begins a new […]

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