I’m a big fan of White Bordeaux wines (aka White Meritage wines), which are made up of primarily Sauvignon Blanc (around 80%) with a little bit of Semillon (around 20%). I love that these wines are tart from the Sauv Blanc, with a hint of a honey/oil finish from the Semillon. But I’d never tried a standalone Semillon until last weekend, when I got to try three of them.[Read more…]
Top 5 Red Wine and Cigar Pairings
I am delighted to share this blog written by Daniel Stauffer, a devout cigar enthusiast. Please see his bio at the end of this article. The ritual of selecting, cutting, and lighting a fine cigar beautifully parallels the ceremonious way that wine is poured, swirled, and tasted. This reverence that enthusiasts have for both makes each a natural fit when it comes to flavor pairing. Both offer a vast spectrum of complex flavor profiles and distinctive regional varieties. To help you find the right flavor combination between your wine and cigars, here are our top five red wine and cigar pairings.
A few weeks ago, I made a fantastic mulled wine, using a very nice Red Meritage (aka a Bordeaux blend) for the occasion. When I talked to my sister a few days later, she said that I wasted money using a good bottle, that the mulled wine would have been just as good if I had used a cheap bottle. So I decided to put this to the test and ask the question, “Does quality wine make mulled wine better?”[Read more…]
To those of you who celebrate, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas. I hope you have a great time with family and friends and that you have lots of yummy food and wine. In honor of the season, I thought I would share some of my favorite Christmas memes. Not surprisingly, all of mine are wine related. I know that there are tons of Christmas memes out there. So if you have any you’d like to share, I would be grapeful.[Read more…]