Category Archives: Wines under $30

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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Treana White Wine, Hope Family Wines

I love this time of year Christmas bells ringing, Carolers singing, and Halloween candy strung on the tree. So festive putting away my Halloween ghosts, skulls and witches and seeing Christmas decorations in yards and decorated trees in homes…(imagine record … Continue reading

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Montaluce Winery & Estates, Dahlonega, Georgia

“There’s gold in them thar hills.” These are the famously misquoted words spoken by Dr. MF Stephenson in 1849 as he stood on the Dahlonega Court House steps attempting to persuade miners to stay in Dahlonega instead of joining the … Continue reading

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Simi Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2010

Change. Feels like that should be my word for the New Year. This week I began training for a new position at work, this will be my third reincarnation at my employment. In addition I’m changing my eating and drinking … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Wines 2012

How could it be Thanksgiving already? Wasn’t it just Halloween? Christmas items went up in retailers in early October and I’ve sort of just ignored them not wanting to acknowledge its existence until after the ghosts and goblins had been … Continue reading

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Naked Winery Merlot and Toad Hollow NV Risque French Sparkling Wine

Looking at ads and commercials for Halloween costumes it’s apparent, the holiday is not just for kiddies. Based on some of the “adult” costumes I’ve seen “pimped”, you’d think an over 21 identification would be required just to look at … Continue reading

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Reata Chardonnay and Whiplash Chardonnay 2010

Colder temps have me grasping and holding onto to those summer whites with both hands. This week I’ve had to put away my shorts, t-shirts and flip flops in favor of jeans, long sleeves and socks. While the windows are … Continue reading

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