National Wine Day is Saturday, May 25th! Celebrate this long Memorial Day weekend with lots of new wines!
One of my goals in writing this wine blog is to educate you on wine and related items. Part of that education process is to introduce you to different wines (typically out of your normal wine window) and try to entice you into trying them. Some are, or will be, popular varietals or blends, while […]Viognier, white wine
When I first started drinking wine back in the early 1990s I wasn’t a fan of red wine at all. I preferred white wines and got a lot of flak from friends about my wine choices. At that time one of my favorite go-to wines was a white wine called Chablis. I liked it a lot and ordered it whenever I could get it…Burgundy region, Chablis, French wine, minerality, white wine
When did you last drink a glass of Merlot wine? For most wine drinkers it was most likely some time ago, if at all. The popularity of Merlot wine started to fall off in the late 1990s into the mid 2000s. This decline took place as Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir grew in popularity and surpassed Merlot. Sales of the wine drove to much lower levels than any other time in the history of the wine…California wines, Merlot, red wine
Last Tuesday evening we held our second LEX 530 Wine & Dinner Club monthly dinner. This month dinner featured five courses of Spanish-themed dishes, selected and prepared by LEX 530 Executive Chef Chad Coryn. Each course was paired…2010 Torre De Barreda Pañofino, 2016 Burgans Albariño, LEX 530 Wine & Dinner Club, Spanish wine dinner, Spring themed wine dinner, wine dinners
Cabernet Franc (“cab-err-nay fronk”) is a wine that is most likely not in what is referred to as your “wine safety zone.” Unless you are intentionally trying to educate your palate and/or feel adventurous in your wine drinking we often have a tendency to stay in our wine safety zone…Brenton, Cabernet Franc, red wine, wine and food