Wine,

Verah

 

Verah, Mounts Family’s 2017 Pink Wine, is a beautiful Rhône style rosé. The clear, cran-raspberry hue is a blend of Terret Noir, Counoise, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Greneache, and

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Wine,

Four Reasons to Love Zinfandel

Four Reasons to Love Zinfandel.
When I think of Zinfandel, my mind immediately goes to California grown Zinfandel grapes. Jammy, rich blueberry, cherry, and prune flavors with

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Brett,

Brett!

Of the countless bottles of red wine I’ve opened over the years, many of them had aromas of earth, soil, leather, etc. Some even had a hint of moldy basement and some sort of stinky dirt you can’t quite place—which can be such a good thing! 
Brettanomyces (nickname: “Brett”) is a

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Salacious

Salacious Indeed…
If you need to make a quick, pit stop in Paso Robles, I highly recommend popping into Asuncion Ridge—especially if you are on a road trip with children. There’s a pizza place next door and a lovely, green park right across the street. The tasting room is right downtown,

Book, Wine,

This Book Makes Me Miss Santa Barbara

Those who know me, know I love wine and books. I also happen to love Santa Barbara. Who doesn’t though? It’s so beautiful! I’ve only visited a handful of times, but with each visit, I sigh… “Why don’t I live here?”

I decided to share a few of my old photos,

Wine,

In Good Hands…

I chose to write about Schild Estate’s 2012 Shiraz because the image of these hard-working hands resonated with me. Hands that are strong, for sure sore and achy at times, strained from years of hard work. They’ve probably been cut, too many times to count, and healed quickly without fuss.

Wine,

Drink Zin, Avoid Hantavirus

Rapscallion to the rescue!
This month has been busy. And, I’ve spent quite a few days up in a little mountain town in northern Arizona with my mom. This is always a good thing—I love spending time & helping out my mom. However, being in a wooded area, and it being

Wine,

Easter Wine

It’s already Easter and I’m way behind on these very important and informative wine blog posts! I hope I’m not too late with my Easter wine recommendation!? As far as pairings go, I realize many of you will be eating delicious, traditional meals involving some sort of carved ham (maybe

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Santa Cristina

 Santa Cristina is a special wine…
This bottle of Santa Cristina was given to me by my sister’s in-laws last year, during the holidays. It’s made from a blend of Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Cabernet. And, you can find it just about anywhere: Total Wine, local grocery stores, online, etc., in

Wine,

‘Cause I gotta have faith…

This post is inspired by the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWWC31), managed by Jeff @ The Drunken Cyclist. Check out his site for more (better) wine blog reading & links to previous entries. This month’s theme, Faith, was chosen by last month’s winner: Allison, of OkieWineGirl!

Faith. Let’s start with the basics.
It’s

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Rapscallion & Rune

January flew by, didn’t it? With so many alternative facts lurking around this busy, nonsensical month, I’ve been thankful for the distraction and happiness that comes in the form of a (good) bottle of wine (or two). While there were plenty of wines to choose from, I’ve decided on two

Book,

Uncorking the Caucasus

Wine books are more than just reading about wine.
While reading this book, I learned that Kalecik Karasi (“kah-le-jeek kah-rah-suh”) is a red wine grape variety native to central Turkey. It also sounds like a bottle Daenerys Targaryen would demand. Per the authors, this wine “exhibits great potential, but for some