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

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