Category Archives: Countries

Casa Sant’Orsol Barbera D’Asti 2013

I guess it’s been awhile since I’ve not only posted something about wine but really posted anything. The Farmer’s Almanac predicted this winter would be colder than the 2014 winter. I know the NE has had a brutal time but … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling Columbia Valley

Did someone put a time warp speed on Christmas? How can it be here when the last I checked it was still 15 days away. Did I sleep through a week? Anyway, it’s here. My last post I told you … Continue reading

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Chianti Days are Upon Us

Ok, so Chianti Days isn’t really a thing but I always seem to enjoy Chianti when the temps are cooler. Maybe it’s because it lends itself so beautifully to the hearty dishes of fall and winter, maybe it’s because my wine … Continue reading

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2011 Cesari “Mara” Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

Back to school. This time always signified the winding down of summer. Growing up in Southwest Florida, just minutes from a multitude of beaches, my friends and I spent as much time as possible soaking up rays Ft. Myers Beach. … Continue reading

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Kumbaya Red Wine Blend Sonoma County 2011

Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya, Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya, Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya, Oh Lord, kumbaya. When I hear those famous lyrics by Peter, Paul & Mary, I immediately begin slowly swaying left and right. That song seems to make everything … Continue reading

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The Great American Wine Company, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosenblum Cellars 2012

A scene on the front porch of Any Town USA. Two wooden rocking chairs, a man, a woman in each of the chairs. A dog lying on the wooden with his head between the railings, eyes closed. A cat curled … Continue reading

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Bonny Doon Black & White & Red All Over, Central Coast 2011

This year’s Wine Blogger’s Conference is being held in July in Santa Barbara County. I’m sitting this one out and spending vacation time with my husband this year. Though I loved exploring areas I was familiar with and love as … Continue reading

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JL Quinson Rosé Côtes de Provence 2013

What is it about summer and Rosé? They just seem to go together like baseball and peanuts, campfires and s’mores or fireflies and long summer evenings sitting on the porch. While you’re sitting on that porch slapping the mosquitoes away, … Continue reading

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Lake Chelan Valley, WA Wine Region

It was one year ago that I left on a big ole jet airliner and flew out to Seattle for two days of eating, drinking and exploration. From there I piled onto a bus with 49 other wine bloggers to … Continue reading

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Toad Hollow Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay, Francine’s Selection 2012

After the long brutal winter so much of the country experienced, it’s hard to believe   Memorial Day and the long days of summer are finally upon us. On Friday, my parents will arrive and will stay with us through the … Continue reading

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