My Friday night pizza wine!

I close the shop Friday evenings and since last Friday night was pizza-night at my house, I had to have a pizza wine, and of course I immediately thought of Mollydooker. Having done that I was also reminded of the huge Mollydooker following we have.  Last year we sold A LOT of cases of Mollydooker […]

read more

Seven Wines That Make Me Smile

Why do I love wine?  Why does anybody love wine? Memories… memories of a special occasion with family and friends or memories of the first time you splurged on a beautifully bold Merlot.  I’ve been hooked ever since my first Dom Perignon on a New Year’s Eve long, long ago (and no, I’m not telling […]

read more

Peek a Boo… I see you!

Have you noticed lately that some wineries no longer print the varietal breakdown on their labels?  Rumor has it that the consumer, you and I alike, judge wines by the grapes themselves and not by the most important quality – taste.  It’s not that a certain grape is bad but more of a misconception that […]

read more

organic: a lifestyle and these wineries are livin’ it

Earth-friendly and organic, as a lifestyle,  is something that is emphasized to the younger generation now more than ever. With Earth Day  this Sunday, April 22nd, this week has been ‘Earth Week’ in Noblesville Schools and not only is my son participating in a tree planting ceremony, his spelling words for the week include reduce, […]

read more

Top 10 wines for 2010

THE RESULTS ARE IN… Here are your Top 10 wines for 2010 as voted by you. As you review the list below, you’ll be stuck by one common theme, price. It is no surprise to any of us, but 2010 was the year of the bargin. Old World classics took a back seat to New […]

read more

Riedel, it does make a difference!

Have you ever tasted a wine in a restaurant, fell in love with it…but when you tasted it again, it was…..well…..less than spectacular??  You might think to yourself, maybe the food made a difference…..or maybe it was because it was our second bottle…..or maybe I just remembered wrong. I have another option to offer…….maybe it […]

read more

beaujolais nouveau day!

Beaujolais Nouveau started in 1935, the wines would be rushed to Paris as the first wines of the vintage. Shockingly enough, it became so famous that by the 1970’s it was a national event known as “Beaujolais Nouveau Day”. Beaujolais has close to 4,000 growers and Beaujolais Nouveau makes up almost 50% of the region’s […]

read more

It's pronounced "MEHR – ih – TEJ"!!!

The one phrase that almost always precedes a question about a particular old world wine is “I’m not sure how to pronounce it..”. So here I will try to shed some light on some of terms I hear most commonly mispronounced, and how to say them with confidence! Meritage: A trademarked term used to describe […]

read more