CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

30 April 2013

                                     Seghesio Family Vineyards-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Sonoma County-California-2010-15.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of cherries and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice, with a spicy finish, easy drinking, a great value.           RP-87          WS-90          WE-93          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.                                           [...]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

30 April 2013

                                  Pagos De Familia De Rincon-El Rincon-Syrah-Garnacha-Madrid-Spain-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$17.43-A nose of smoky cherry and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, cassis, plum, has a spiced soy finish, an interesting wine.          RP-91          WS-84          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                            DC [...]

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May Wine Events

30 April 2013

  May Wine Events Sip Away May It’s about time. We can finally emerge from hibernation, don the flip flops and head to a weekend outdoor wine event. And this month there are boatloads of them taking place all across the country. Of course, we’re biased in our thinking that the one can’t-miss event of [...]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

29 April 2013

        Chateau Cap De Faugeres-Cotes De Bordeaux-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon-Castillon-France-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$17.63-A nose of dark cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to fill bodied Bordeaux blend, with plum, black cherry, blueberry, licorice and spice on finish, very good but just missing something to be great.          RP-89          WS-90          CR-89          Good with meats, [...]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

29 April 2013

                                 Flora Springs-Trilogy-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley California-2006-14.4% Alcohol-$35.81-A nose of dark fruits, tobacco and spice,  dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberries, black currants,  tar and cocoa with a long spiced finish.  I am not sure what WS and WE were trying but it [...]

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Music And Wine Festivals

29 April 2013

  5 Best Music & Wine Festivals in the Nation Slip into your dancing shoes, folks—here are the five national music festivals Wine Enthusiast gives props to for their pours. By Ian D. White It’s hard to find a music festival that doesn’t incorporate wine and food in some capacity, but it’s even harder to [...]

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New York Wine Event

28 April 2013

  The James Beard Foundation presents Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch & Long Meadow Ranch Winery NAPA RANCH ADVENTURE James Beard House New York, NY Wednesday, May 15th 7:00 PM GET TICKETS Hors d’Oeuvre Mendocino Sea Urchin with Charred Fennel and Berkshire Lardo Long Meadow Ranch Steak Tartare with Green Garlic and Farm Egg Smoked [...]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

28 April 2013

                                     Schild Estate Wines-Shiraz-Barossa-Australia-2008-14.5% Alcohol-$16.43-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark black in color.  A medium to full bodied Shiraz, with black cherry, blackberry, licorice and spice, just found this bottle a mess, enjoyed two years ago much more.          RP-87          WS-94        CR-84          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.        [...]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

28 April 2013

                              Felsina S.P.A.-Castelnuovo Berardenga-The Lost Highway Project-Sangiovese-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Toscana-Italy-2006-13.5% Alcohol-$25.00-A nose of cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan, with black cherry, berries, some herbs and spice on finish.  Just missing something, very cool label.               NR          CR-87         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                [...]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

27 April 2013

                                 St. Hallett Wines-Shiraz-Old Block-Barossa-Australia-2004-14.5% Alcohol-$34.50-A nose of dark fruits and sweet spices, dark purple in color.  A smooch and full bodied Shiraz, with raspberry, jam compote, blackberries, layers of flavor.  I have learned with these big Ausi Shiraz’s to hold them for at least 8 years, at it’s peak, good [...]

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