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Discover Paso Robles “Other Cabernet”

Paso Robles wineries want you to discover “The Other Cabernet.”  At the CABs of Distinction event,“The Other Cabernet” was one of the panel sessions. This panel focused on Cabernet Franc. Bob Bath, from Napa’s famed Culinary Institute of America (CIA) led the discussion and introduced the session by speaking about the excitement generated by Cabernet […]

Salton Intenso Cabernet Franc

We received a request to sample a Cabernet Franc from a winery in Brazil. The business traces its founding to 1910 by the family of Italian immigrant Antonio Domenico Salton. This is one of the oldest family run wineries in Brazil. The third generation is grooming the fourth generation to run the business in the […]

Mulled Wine for the Holidays

This is the perfect time of year to start making mulled wine. The Wine Trail Traveler recipe section has several mulled wines. We have a new mulled recipe we received from Erie Shore Vineyard this week. Note that this recipe uses honey! The recipe allows drinkers to individualize their own cup of mulled wine. Erie Shore […]

Fer Servadou Varietal Grape in Virginia

Yesterday we visited Hillsborough Vineyards located in Purcellville, Virginia. The winery is located about 45 minutes from Washington, DC and an estimated one-hour from Baltimore. Currently the vineyard has eight varietal grapes that include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Roussanne, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Fer Servadou. Fer Servadou, a red grape, is typically […]

Dedication Four – A Cougar Crest Estate Wine

Yesterday, we enjoyed a wine called, Dedication Four 2007 produced by Cougar Crest Estate Winery in Walla Walla, Washington. Dedication Four was a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The aroma had nuances of fruit with hints of plum. The fruity finish was crisp with mild tannins. Suggested pairings included grilled chicken, grilled […]

An Eat and Drink Local Dinner in Virginia

Last night a special winemaker dinner event for the drink local wine.com conference was enjoyed in Leesburg, VA at the Tuscarora Mill restaurant. A special menu was planned for the event and accented local wines and local foods. The two really go hand in hand. If one is going to support the eat local food […]

Portfolio 2005 Perhaps Better than Opus One

Genevieve and Luc Janssens approach art from different perspectives. Genevieve is a winemaker with an impressive background. In 1979 she began working at Robert Mondavi Winery. Ten years later she became the director of production at Opus One. Then in 1997 she became the director of winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery. Luc captured images as […]

Vertical Wine Tastings

Vertical tastings are an excellent opportunity to taste the same varietal wine from several different years. This allows the taster to realize how influential the weather is on the finished product. Vertical tastings are most often done as a special event. In a few cases, a tasting room may offer wine enthusiasts the opportunity to […]

Contessa Wine Cellars – Red Wine

Last night we enjoyed handmade pizza with toppings of onion, cheese, mushrooms and tomato sauce. The crust was also handmade. It was perfect and we enjoyed the wine, Tre Tenores, from Contessa Wine Cellars.It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The wine was a dark purple with a ruby rim and […]

Stuart Cellars Long Valley Red

Last night we were both too tired to cook and too tired to eat out. It had been a long, frustrating day. We’ve all had those kinds of days. We had a couple of those thick juicy hamburgers that we had purchased at Costco. I quickly washed two potatoes and used the microwave to cook […]

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