Wine for your weekend follow up – Riva 2018

A few weeks back I recommended the Villa Bellezza winery as a weekend escape. Part of the appeal was that their new vintages and offerings this season that we had yet to taste. We’ve sampled the full extent of the wineries offerings, so these new releases always catch our attention. Though we’re not huge whiteContinue reading “Wine for your weekend follow up – Riva 2018”

Wine for your weekend – Vale de Cavalos

In looking through the overall wine list, it’s heavy on domestic, Napa Valley, options. Nothing against California because I’ve obviously enjoyed plenty of its wine, but there are a lot of other places out there making wine, and lots of places that have been making wine much longer than they’ve been doing it in California.Continue reading “Wine for your weekend – Vale de Cavalos”

Wine for your weekend – winery spotlight

As we’re building a house this summer, there hasn’t been time for much else. We see our friends when we can…a lot of times before, after, or during them helping us build the house! We see our families, generally when they come to see or help with the house. We have date nights at theContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – winery spotlight”

Wine for your weekend: Shiraz edition

We like to play wine games with our friends! Almost two years ago, the six of us got together for the first “Somm Night” a regular tradition in which blind taste various wines attempting to discern if we can pick out anything from the tasting notes that actually allows us to identify what the wines are.Continue reading “Wine for your weekend: Shiraz edition”

Wine for your Weekend – Great deals edition

Last week while my parents were in town, I took my mom to Costco liquor so she could see how the wine selection process goes in my house. There was digging around in barrels, and Googling prices and wine notes, and finally selecting three that were really exceptional deals, and thus worth trying. The firstContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend – Great deals edition”

Wine for your weekend: Anniversary edition

My parents are here in Rochester this weekend, and we’re likely going to be finishing off the bottles of wine from last week’s family edition post. We managed to get through eight of those bottles during last weekend’s get together, and for the record, the Klinkerbrick Zinfandel, and the 7 Moons dark side blend gotContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Anniversary edition”

Wine for your weekend: Family get together edition!

This weekend, my family is convening in one location for the first time since Christmas to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Though on the one hand Christmas wasn’t that long ago, on the other, my sister and brother-in-law have since added a foster baby to their family, and my brother is bringing his girl friend homeContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Family get together edition!”

Wine for your weekend – Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon

Two years ago, “Josh” wines showed up at our local liquor store. With a husband named Josh, they quickly became a staple on our wine rack. I bought our first bottle or two because I thought it was cute. People gifted him bottles because they thought it was clever. And then the distribution of “Josh”Continue reading “Wine for your weekend – Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon”

Wine for your weekend – Cline Old Vine Zinfandel

Here’s a quick tip for seeking out a good bottle of wine! If you have someone staying with you from Northern California, and that person also happens to be a self described wino, and they offer to be the one to run to the liquor store to grab a bottle of wine for the night…letContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – Cline Old Vine Zinfandel”

Wine for your weekend – Malbec edition

This wine for your weekend recommendation was originally going to be non-alcoholic alternatives for times you can’t indulge. Why? Because this Sunday is my marathon, and so I haven’t been drinking (with the exception of a glass of wine for girls’ night) as I taper for the race. Then, we were invited for a MemorialContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – Malbec edition”