Dinner at Aventine Proves Matching Theory

The thing about wine dinners is that they are generally pretty pricey affairs, and it’s understandable, since a lot of time and effort goes into planning the menus and matching the wines, plus the cost of the wines, since you’re … Continue reading

Celebrity Wine FAQ – Wallace Langham

        It’s really interesting how many people have questions about wine – even folks who don’t drink or can’t drink at all. Take Wallace Langham, who plays lab tech Hodge on CSI. “I stopped drinking wine,” he … Continue reading

Tablas Creek 2009 Rosé

      Type: Dry rosé Made with: Mourvedre, Grenache, Counoise Plays well with: duck, figs, cheese, nuts and picnic fare. Let’s be clear.  This is not a sweet wine.  Alas, US rosés, in particular, have that bad rep from … Continue reading

Jason Haas – Tablas Creek Rosé Heaven

We’re having an insanely good lunch at the Hospice du Rhone on the last day of April – duck confit, goat cheese, roasted veggies (food was catered by The Girl and The Fig, of Sonoma, California), and it’s the rosé … Continue reading

Consensio 2008 Rosé “Harmony”

Type: Dry roséMade with: Syrah and GrenachePlays well with: Seafood, salmon, chicken, pork, it’s rose – anything goes! This rosé is so spectacular that you can’t help feeling a little smug when folks who supposedly “know” sneer that they don’t … Continue reading

Chateau d’Aqueria 2007 Rose Tavel

The good folks at Blackwell’s wines and spririts were featuring Chateau d’Aqueria 2007 Tavel when we wandered in there a couple months ago. The winery is one of the oldest in the Tavel region of France’s southern Rhone region (French … Continue reading

Coral Mustang 2006 Tempranillo Rosé

When you’re ready to drink this rosé, pull it from the fridge about half an hour to an hour before you drink it.  You want it chilled, but not too cold or you’ll miss all the lovely complexities in the … Continue reading

Yosemite View 2007 California Caprice Rose

Yosemite View is Mariposa Wine Company’s “value” line, but it is a significant value, especially the 2007 Caprice Rose. Roses are often blends and it’s not unusual to sip one and wonder what went into it.  Fortunately, we didn’t have … Continue reading