2014 Underwood Pinot Noir – Oregon Value

If I was to ask you to name a Pinot Noir producing region, what comes to mind first? For most Pinot Noir fans, the most likely answer is Burgundy. And why not, its wines are considered to be among the world’s best, which however also puts them as some of the world’s most expensive wine. … Continue reading 2014 Underwood Pinot Noir – Oregon Value

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!

A Rosé by another name……

Last weekend I got an opportunity to host my parents for a couple of days. I say opportunity, because my folks only live a couple of hours north of me and more often then I travel to their place when it's time for a visit. However, circumstances dictated that my folks were going to be  staying … Continue reading A Rosé by another name……

Crossing bridges through food & wine.

I'm on the hunt for something comfortable. I'm not complaining but after everything I've eaten over the last month, I'm in need of some comfort food. Something hearty, simple, and something that will just make you feel warm and comfortable. I think a big dish of Shepard's Pie should do the trick just nicely. It's a … Continue reading Crossing bridges through food & wine.