An American In Saint-Émilion #Winophiles

This week the French Winophiles continues its virtual exploration of the Bordeaux Region with a visit to Saint-Émilion, which is located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary.  Merlot is the dominant grape in this prominent wine region, which also a UNESCO World Heritage site.  To truly understand wine, you must understand that ultimately,…

Wine of the Week: 2010 Robert Craig Affinity

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  My Wine Of The Week is the 2010 Robert Craig Affinity. The Winery The eponymous Robert Craig Winery was founded in 1992; he has been involved in the wine industry for many years, most notably at…

#DrinkPink Rosé of the Week; 2013 Domaine de Triennes Rosé

Summer is officially here!     Rosé season is in full bloom, although truth be told, it’s Rosé season for me pretty much year-round for me!  With that in mind, I’m cranking up my annual series of weekly “Drink Pink!“ Rosé tastings.  It’s my quest for the best Pink Porch Pounders for $20 or less! This week’s rosé is…

Wine of the Week: 2009 Justin Vineyards & Winery Justification

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  For this week, my Wine Of The Week is the 2009 Justin Vineyards & Winery Justification. The Winery Justin Winery is a family owned and operated winery making estate grown…

DIY Super Tuscan

I recently received an interesting wine sample from Castello di Amorosa.  The sample included their flagship Super Tuscan – La Castellana, along with three 2012 barrel samples, and a pipette. I featured the prior 2008 vintage of La Castellan as my Wine of the Week last year, so I’m pretty stoked about trying the 2009!  In the…

Wine of the Week: 2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Merlot

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  For this week, my Wine Of The Week is the 2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Merlot. The Winery Ridge Vineyards  is a California winery with two estates, Monte Bello in Cupertino, and Lytton Springs in…