Gimme My Gamay

“Beaujolais should not be a civilized society lady; it is the one night stand of wines.”  – Kermit Lynch   Not everyone loves Gamay. I wasn’t sure that I was a fan either. And that realization clinched it. Thus began another exploration into the vagaries of...

To Gewürz or Not To Gewürz

That IS the question. I didn’t know very much about Gewürztraminer wine so I thought I would do another little investigation to see what I could see, and taste, as the case may be. It was still warm and summery when this occurred to me but, alas, I lagged a bit and...

Pining for a Pinotage?

WILD THING Hi folks, I’m back with another new wine. At least for me. It’s not a wine that we hear much about primarily because of its past reputation as not worthy of our attention. But, my curiosity got the best of me as I was perusing different varietals to write...

Let’s Go Albariño!

TIME FOR A NEW WHITE It’s March, people! Spring is just around the corner and while many of us are still deeply ensconced in our winter reds, it’s time to look towards the light! And at Albariño. I was aware of this wine but didn’t know much about it. So...

Sufferin’ Succotash! It’s Sangiovese!

STARTING THE YEAR RIGHT AT THE TOP We made it to 2021! May the upcoming year be better than 2020, the year that shall henceforth be known as “Wha…???” I’m starting the year with a toe dip into Italy. Specifically, Sangiovese. I thought this would be pretty...

The Fruity Factor…

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME… “You’re so sweet,” she said dryly as she dropped the fruit basket on the counter. And there it is in a nutshell. Let me explain. In the winery, we sometimes get a request for a sweet wine. “Oh, sorry,” we...