Wine for your weekend: QuarantWINE #1

Well that escalated quickly! Last weekend, we changed our travel plans after the show we were traveling to see was cancelled, but at the time it seemed a general inconvenience and out of (if you remember the phrase everyone was using just seven days ago!) an abundance of caution. I can’t be the only oneContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: QuarantWINE #1”

Wine for your weekend: Tasting reds

Back in January, I wrote a two parts series on blind tasting whites. You can check out part 1 and 2 here and here. This week and next I’ll be talking about tasting reds, starting with three classic wines: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. As a reminder, classic wines typify a style or region,Continue reading “Wine for your weekend: Tasting reds”

Wine for your Weekend – A Tale of Two Pinot Noirs

Last week, a wine loving friend sent us a text letting us know that Sam’s Club was running a clearance sale on wine with many bottles marked down 50%. As it was dress rehearsal week for the play I was directing, I could not immediately rush off to the liquor store, but I did manageContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend – A Tale of Two Pinot Noirs”

Wine for your Weekend: Valentine’s Day edition

Happy Valentine’s Day! The year that Josh and I met, Valentine’s Day was on a Friday. As we were dating long distance at the time, this was very fortuitous as it was the only way that we probably would have planned to go out. I drove to Rochester; Josh made dinner reservations. We ended upContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Valentine’s Day edition”

Wine for your Weekend: I just deCAN’T!

There are four new bottles of wine sitting in our case right now, all waiting to be enjoyed and reviewed, but after Super Bowl weekend, this busy week called for more old favorites than new exploration. Two sturdy, standby Zinfandels sat on our counter all week, and while they served us well through girls’ night,Continue reading “Wine for your Weekend: I just deCAN’T!”

Wine for your Weekend – Super Bowl edition

The Super Bowl should essentially be considered an American holiday. In fact, I know a lot of people who essentially make the day after the Super Bowl a holiday by talking PTO. Even non-NFL watchers tend to at least turn mild attention towards the big game. If nothing else, the commercials are funny and theContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend – Super Bowl edition”

Wine for your Weekend: Five star wine at a one star price!

Last weekend I walked into Costco wine and started browsing the bins. As I browse, I always keep my wine scanner app at the ready should I come across something that I don’t know or is potentially an excellent deal. As I came around one side of the red wine selection, I recognized a tagContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Five star wine at a one star price!”

Wine for your Weekend: First weekend of 2020

This week we rang in the new year with our wine loving friends at a ‘Roaring 2020’s’ themed dinner party. I found our wine for the evening by accident on the end cap of our local liquor store. As has been the case of recent…it was a great deal! It was on closeout, and thereContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: First weekend of 2020”

Wine for your Weekend before Christmas

Twas’ the weekend before Christmas and all through the house, Every creature was stirring, including the mouse! The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, But the real thing we want…we won’t find it there! Because this time of year is both frantic and busy, With kids in a frenzy, relatives in a tizzy,Continue reading “Wine for your Weekend before Christmas”

Wine for your weekend: What am I drinking?

Occasionally, a sneaky wine deal prompts us to purchase a bottle of wine we otherwise never would have considered. Such was the case with this week’s wine pick: Viola Dolcetto 2016. The fact that this wine even showed up in Rochester, MN is kind of an oddity. It’s from a very small, urban winery inContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: What am I drinking?”