When I first started drinking wine over 25 years ago, I only drank white wines and my favorite was Chablis. Over the years my friends, and my desire to educate my palate, pushed me toward red wines as well as other whites. Today, about three quarters of the wines I drink are reds and the rest are whites. After my Chablis days one of the first white wines I started drinking was Sauvignon Blanc.
In my blog article from February 11, 2016, I wrote a lengthy piece called “Are you a wine snob?” I described the various titles and categories associated with “wine folks.” The four different categories were: Wine Snob, Wine Lover, Wine Aficionado and Wine Geek. At that time I categorized myself as a “Wine Aficionado” with a couple of “wine snob” faults…Oenophile, wine aficionado, wine snob, wine terms
This week I am introducing you to another good quality, inexpensive wine. The wine comes from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The Marlborough Region is by far New Zealand’s most important wine region and is similar to Napa Valley here in the United States. Marlborough Region, South Island, New Zealand Marlborough is located at […]90 Point Wines Under $20, Astrolabe, Marlborough, New Zealand, Pinot Noir
Most of my Napa trips are to make wine and search for new wines to be represented by our Indiana distribution company: Tiedemann Wines. In addition, I am always on the lookout for wines that might go in my personal wine collection. This trip, for the most part, was all business which included a lot […]2016 Adler’s Blend, 2016 Glenwood Cellars blended Merlot, 2016 Glenwood Cellars Cabernet, 4 Winds Winery, Angéle, Ashes & Diamonds, Ballentine Vineyards, Bistro Jeanty, Haley Wright, Hayfork, Mustards Grill, Napa, Roy D. Chapin IV, winery license
As I have mentioned in the past, I have been trying to expand my palate and wine knowledge by tasting a number of new wines. Lately I have been focused on tasting Old World wines, particularly wines from Italy. I have been a big fan of Brunello di Montalcino which is claimed to be the […]barolos, Fratelli Seghesio, Italian wines, Poderi Oddero, wine stains
I am excited to announce that soon we will be releasing our new 2015 Glenwood Cellars Pinot Noir. Once again, I teamed up with two talented winemakers: Kent Humphrey and his co-winemaker Hanna Chort, of Eric Kent Wine Cellars in Windsor, Calif., to blend and produce this wine. The Vintage The 2015 California wine grape […]2015, Eric Kent Wine Cellars, Glenwood Cellars, Hanna Chort, Kent Humphrey, Pinot Noir