Burntshirt Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC

  Recently my wife and I were vacationing in western North Carolina and decided to try out the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail, or at least a few locations close to Asheville.  We did make it to a few of the farms, but when we saw a sign for Chimney Rock...

2017 Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Monterey, California Variety: Cabernet SauvignonColor: Ruby and PurpleBody: FullAromas: Black Cherry, Blackberry, SmokeFlavor Profile: Black Cherry, Blackberry, Vanilla, Toasted Oak, AllspiceTannins: Medium-PlusAcidity: MediumAlcohol: 14.5% ABV This is a...

Willow Ridge Winery, Shelbyville IL

Whether you just want to get out of town for a day or evening or are specifically looking for a winery to visit, Willow Ridge Winery is a place where you can relax and enjoy some great wines. Located in rural Westervelt IL (northwest of Shelbyville) the winery stands...

2016 Montecariano Valpolicella Classico

Region: Valpolicella Classico DOC; Veneto, ItalyVariety: Corvina and Corvinone 65%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara, Teroldego 10%Color: Ruby RedBody: Medium-LightAromas: Red cherry, raspberry, cranberry, with some violet.Flavor Profile: Tart cherry fruit, cranberry,...

2015 Skouras Saint George Aghiorghitiko

Region: Nemea, GreeceVariety: 100% AghiorghitikoColor: Bright Cherry RedBody: MediumAromas: Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, SpiceFlavor Profile: Red Fruit, Cherry, Vanilla, Black PepperAcidity: MediumAlcohol: 13.5% ABVThis wine is produced in the Saint George Nemea...

2015 Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: St. Helena, Napa, CaliforniaVariety: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 1% Cabernet FrancColor: Deep GarnetBody: Medium PlusAromas: Blackberry, Cherry, LeatherFlavor Profile: Black Cherry, Blackberry, CocoaTannins: Medium PlusAcidity:...

2016 E. Guigal Côtes Du Rhône Blanc

Region: Côtes Du Rhône, FranceVariety: 60% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 8 % Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc, 2% Grenache blanc.Color: Yellow Gold, Clear and BrilliantBody: Medium PlusAromas: Apricot, Peach, White FlowersFlavor Profile: Apricot, Honeysuckle,...

2016 Inama ‘Vigneti Di Foscarino’ Soave Classico

Region: Soave Venito, ItalyVariety: GarganegaColor: Deep YellowBody: FullAromas: Wildflowers, Honey, HoneysuckleFlavor Profile: Honey, Ripe Pears, Hints of Apricot Acidity: Medium-HighAlcohol: 12.5% ABVI was not familiar with the Garganega variety before trying this...

Save More Money On Wine

It’s always great to run across a bargain when purchasing wine.  I don’t mean buying the cheapest wine you can, but instead finding big discounts on better quality and premium wines.  Here are a few things that I do to maximum my savings whether purchasing...

Graham Beck ‘The Game Reserve’ 2014 Shiraz & 2015 Pinotage

Recently I attended a wine tasting at Sun Singer in Champaign, IL that featured the Graham Beck ‘The Game Reserve’ wine collection from South Africa. All were terrific, and it is my pleasure to recommend these two reds.Graham Beck Wines was established in...