Review: Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2008 Zweigelt

Sitting around the kitchen table one night after dinner, my wife and I got to talking about entertaining and we realized it had been quite awhile since we'd had a get together at our place. We only half seriously started to think about what kind of event we could have. At the same time my … Continue reading Review: Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2008 Zweigelt

Review: Fox Run 2012 Lemberger

One of the blogs that I routinely look forward to reading is pop & pour, written by local wine aficionado Peter Vetsch.  I first came across Peter on Twitter and was quick to check out his blog,  becoming an instant follower. When it comes to the world of wine I still consider myself quite an … Continue reading Review: Fox Run 2012 Lemberger

Review: Penfolds 2014 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Have you ever purchased a bottle of wine based solely on the fact you liked the label? Years ago I was shopping for wine for a dinner party I was attending. At that time Australian wine was the big thing, so I happened to be browsing through that country section of the wine store. My … Continue reading Review: Penfolds 2014 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Review: Cono Sur 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say Cabernet Sauvignon? Most people immediately think of Napa Valley, and it's big, bold, and brash Cab Sav's. Some may think of Bordeaux, more specifically of its left bank wines. Now what comes to mind when I say Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon? Would it surprise … Continue reading Review: Cono Sur 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Belleruche, Cotes-Du-Rhone

I have a fascination with France and its culture. If you were to ask me what city I most want to visit, my immediate response is always Paris. I think it comes from some romantic notion of the French lifestyle. I have visions of sitting at a sidewalk cafe drinking coffee, enjoying a bottle of … Continue reading Belleruche, Cotes-Du-Rhone

His and Hers Tastings!

In our house the choice of what bottle of wine to drink can sometimes be quite a challenge. My wife tends to prefer white (or rose) and when given a preference I most often will choose red. So to get around this we usually take turns. We'll open a bottle of white and enjoy that. … Continue reading His and Hers Tastings!

TARTIFLETTE..The first attempt

What do you get when you take sliced potatoes add in some smoked bacon, onions, creme fraiche, and then melt cheese over the top....you get TARTIFLETTE! I had never heard of Tartiflette before, but last year my wife went over to France for five weeks for as part of an extensive French language program. In … Continue reading TARTIFLETTE..The first attempt