Thorn Clarke – 2010 Shotfire Barossa Valley Quartage

Some of you may already be acquainted with my love of rich, red wines.  You know the kind.  The kind that warm you up and wrap you in their deep aromas and flavors.  Perfect when the seasons start to change, and you’ve said your good-bye’s to summer’s Sauv Blancs, at least for now.  That’s the … Continue reading

A Reason To Pop Some Champagne! …Hero of War of 1812 revealed in book written by Frederick man – The Frederick News-Post : Frederick

This is one post that you won’t be reading about whatever I think about this wine or that wine, or what might (or might not) pair with asparagus.  Rather, I wanted to share an article about something – someone – near and dear to my heart – my wonderful husband.  He just wrote a book … Continue reading

Wine Wonderings – Bubbles and All Things Briny

Sometimes you need to treat yourself to something special – just because.  And what could possibly make you feel more special than a glass of something bubbly?  Come on, you know what I mean.  You keep a bottle of bubbly in the fridge in case something “special” happens, or an unexpected important guest shows up.  … Continue reading

The Beach House – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Many of us think New Zealand when we think about Sauvignon Blanc, but believe it or not, Sauv Blanc is done well in other places.  South Africa is now one of those places.  This wine is pleasant, and quite a nice value.  This wine is a product of the Western Cape area of South Africa, … Continue reading

Chateau Greysac – 2009 Medoc

Sometimes getting your first choice of something is good.  Sometimes getting your second choice is even better.  I was out with friends the other night when our second choice turned out to be perfectly delicious. This wine is a deep and rich Bordeaux blend, roughly half Merlot, and balanced out with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc … Continue reading