Smooth and simple, loaded with red fruit, a bouquet reminiscent of winery tours and barrel tastings. This one opened up well after about 15 minutes. What was it? My afternoon glass (and a half) of 2010 Moniz Winery Meritage, Napa. $10/glass at Roxy in Sacramento; a great afternoon red. Thanks Kara for all the fun!…

Gruner Veltliner..Wow, What a Treat!

As promised, I hunted down a bottle of Austrian Gruner Veltliner this past weekend.  I've been hearing snippets about what a great white it is; it's one of the little darlings of wine officianados and I wanted to get my palate on it.  I'm thinking there might not be that many of you who have tried it either, so…

This coming weekend I'll be in search of Gruner Veltliner, a white variety out of Austria and Eastern Europe. Can't wait to try this dry and full-bodied wine that is beginning to create a buzz with others besides the powers that be in the wine industry. Looking forward to sharing my thoughts on the experience.…

Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler!

Let the Good Times Roll.  It's Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday.  If you are lucky enough to savor some Cajun food today, keep these wine pairing suggestions in mind; they'll make for a memorable gastronomic experience.  As a general rule:  Spicy food likes Sweet wine….the spicier the dish, the sweeter the wine.  Try an off-dry Gewurztraminer…

Today is National Drink Wine Day…Who Knew?

Just cruising around on the internet this afternoon and stumbled upon this interesting fact:  Today, Saturday, February 18th  is National Drink Wine Day, 2012.  I'm thinking I should have known that. It's a perfect excuse for us all, and it's 5:00p somewhere, right?  Let us know what you will drink on this auspicious occasion.  xoxoSusan

In case you guys didn't know, Bevmo is having it's 5-cent sale right now. That means buy 1 bottle at the regular price and get a second for 5 cents. Often, there are funky brands, but I spotted a few I liked. I'll head back over when I have more time. I saw two of…

Welcome New Visitors!

There have been many new visitors to the blog lately; I welcome you, and am so happy to have you reading about, and hopefully learning some new stuff about wine. Little bit of housekeeping. If you like what you read, at the top left hand, there is a box for an email notification system.  If you enter…