flaco tempranillo-a cool dude at an amazing price

The Spanish get a lot of things right- tapas, olive oil, siestas, and of course, wine. One of our go-to Spanish reds is Flaco Tempranillo. If you’re not familiar with this varietal, you should note that the grapes produce luscious, soft wines. Flaco, which translates to “dude,” comes from the Vinos de Madrid region on […]

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June Pick 24, 2013

“Welcome to Schramsberg Vineyards – America’s House of Sparkling Wine”. The Schramsberg estate is tucked into the densely forested slopes of Diamond Mountain and is home to the oldest hillside vineyards in Napa totaling 218 acres. The estate is a registered historic landmark that dates back to the 1860’s and has entertained many famous guests […]

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Domain de Nizas Rose 2011

the first of the summer wine-domaine de nizas rosé 2011

Ah, finally, the weather has changed and we can sense that summer is actually on its way. And when it comes to summer wines, there’s nothing better than rosé. A good rosé is versatile and refreshing, and, like any worthwhile wine, offers complexity on the nose and palate. There’s also a lot of variety between […]

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what is your island wine?

It’s a great question and one that I am often asked: If I was stranded on an island, what wine would I be drinking? Well, first I would want it to be a deserted island, the kind that Tom Hanks was stranded on in “Castaway”, with tall green palm trees, coconuts, soft sandy golden beaches, […]

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may pick 24

This month’s Pick 24 Selection can be summed up in one sweet little word… P-A-R-T-Y! We chose 24 crowd-pleasing wines perfect for parties and entertaining as you prepare to kick-off your outdoor season with graduations, picnics, concerts, family gatherings, Mother’s Day and, of course, the Indy 500. We paid special attention to finding the best […]

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my spring pick

When spring arrives I begin drinking lots of white wine. The days are a tad warmer and there is a nice stretch in the evenings. The deck and the grill are calling my name and with it the chance to relax after a hard day’s work (seriously my work can be hard!). And the wines […]

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April Pick 24

We are ever so grateful to Mother Earth for her huge bounty of grapes we so enjoy throughout the year! So in honor of Earth Day, which is just around the corner on April 22nd, we thought we would pay homage all month long and devote this month’s Pick 24 to some very delicious and […]

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