CHUKKER 09

Enjoying a tasty little weeknight red, compliments of Anne, and likely, Jamie.  This Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cab Sauvignon blend out of Santa Barbara is made by Happy Canyon Vineyards.  Loving the dry nature of it and the medium tannins.  Smooth and easy to drink…with a bit of breathing required.  Pretty enjoyable for about $14.  I…

Rose’–A Poetic Wine

Pink, Dry, Acidic Stylish in Bottle or Glass Great with Food– Rose'.   Just like haiku, Rose' is simple and straightforward.  As an oft misunderstood wine, it is avoided by many who expect it to be cloyingly sweet, like a White Zinfandel.  But ´╗┐Rose' is a dry or sometimes off-dry wine made from red grapes.  Because it doesn't spend much time soaking on…

Studying Away-The CSW Exam

Wine—it's what I do.  When I'm not writing , blogging,or  tweeting about it, I'm creating Facebook trivia quizzes, watching video lectures and drinking the stuff—all while managing a family and all that entails.  When I get a free moment,  I try to study and read on the subject.  As a result, earlier this month I thought, "what the heck" and signed up to…

Minerality in wine? I share an article.

I found this to be a very interesting article on minerality in wine.  There is always a bunch of hype around terroir.  While terroir is a wine’s expression of all components of its vineyard of origin’s micro or meso climate, many people erroneously focus their perception primarily on the influence of soil components on flavor.  This article from Palate Press serves to…