All About Dessert Wines

qpf2glk0baa-tatiana-lapinaFor a while, I wasn’t touching dessert wines at all because I was scared that I’d pair it incorrectly or that it would be way too sweet for my liking. However, there are ways to ensure that a bottle of dessert wine would be enjoyed just as much as your next red or white. 
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Wine of the Week: 100% Chardonnay

z2-meduatae-thomas-verbruggenAnd yet, another wine from France — and yes, another one from the Burgundy region. But I’m not going to apologize because you’ll thank me for this one. This wine is a very neutral wine. Good to pair with a number of dishes. For those who like to keep a few bottles around the house, this one is a good choice.  Continue reading

In This Case, New is Always Recommended

oc5ngvn3foo-guillermo-nolascoWhen trying to get familiar with wine, the best advice is to try a new bottle each time you order a glass or go wine-shopping at the the market. I, myself, didn’t start to get familiar with wine until not too long ago. However, it makes a difference when you really start to explore wines and wine regions that you may not have ever tried, have ever heard of, or one that you can’t even pronounce. Because trust me, I’ve been there.  Continue reading

Wine of the Week: Merlot/Cabernet Franc

ghfkrvlxk8c-jez-timmsThis week’s wine is particularly special because it’s an older, aged bottle. Aging wine can get tricky because there is a specific process to aging them. First, you must know the wine well so that you exactly how long to age it. Second, you must turn the bottle every once in awhile to prevent the sediments from collecting in one spot for too long. This wine was aged just right. Let’s get started: Continue reading

Wine of the Week: Riesling

eo9znteuh_y-thomas-martinsenI usually prefer reds, but this riesling makes me want to turn down any red for a bottle of a crsip, fresh white. A lot of the wines I’ve shared with you all are from France. I promise I didn’t do that on purpose, but it just happened to be that my favorites from my weekly evalutions (“experiments”) have been from France. This riesling is no exception. Continue reading

Regale Winery, Santa Cruz Mountains

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0200.It was a real treat to visit Regale Winery up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I’m lucky because I live in an area where wineries are literally just a short drive away. Regale, in particular, was about a 30 minute drive from me. My first impression of the place was how beautiful the location was.  Continue reading