Category Results for: Lesser Known Varietals

 

South Africa: A Day in the Paarl Region

Friday, February 20th, 2009

On our first day in the Cape Winelands, we were making good time to our morning appointment until we discovered that our exit in Paarl was closed due to road construction. Because we had never been to this area it took us about thirty minutes to circle around and get us back on track to […]

Filed under: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Lesser Known Varietals, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Riesling, Rose Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz/Syrah, South African Wine, Viognier, White Wine, Wine Travel, Zinfandel |

 

South Africa: Nosing around Cape Town

Friday, February 13th, 2009

LaGayle and I are currently in South Africa visiting the major winelands of the Western Cape and tasting as many of their wines as we can that are available in the United States. On our first full day in Cape Town, after taking one of those Hop-On Hop-Off city tours, we walked up to the […]

Filed under: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Lesser Known Varietals, Merlot, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz/Syrah, South African Wine, Viognier, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Special Holiday Tastings at South Seattle Artisan Wineries

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

South Seattle Artisan Wineries is a group of eight boutique wineries located just south of downtown Seattle, including Cadence, Elsom Cellars, Fall Line, Falling Rain, Nota Bene, O*S, Sodovino, and Stomani. Since these are small, boutique wineries, they are not open for regular tasting room hours. However, they host joint open houses on special Saturdays […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Lesser Known Varietals, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Red Wine, Riesling, Sangiovese, Shiraz/Syrah, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Activities/Events, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Wine Blogging Wednesday #51: Baked Goods

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

The November edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, the blogosphere’s monthly virtual wine tasting event, is hosted by Joe Roberts of 1WineDude. Joe selected Baked Goods as this month’s theme in which he asks us to select a wine that has been deliberately heated, or Madeirized. Since he also left the door open for us to […]

Filed under: Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Fortified Wine, Lesser Known Varietals, Spanish Wine, Wine Blogging Wednesday, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Private Tasting: Red Sparklers

Monday, September 15th, 2008

We enjoy trying new wines and treating ourselves to different things to keep our wine journey interesting. One of our recent double-blind private tastings featured wines that may be both new and different to you. While we have enjoyed red sparkling wines before, our experience with them is definitely limited. Yes, I said red sparkling […]

Filed under: Australian Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Italian Wine, Lesser Known Varietals, Shiraz/Syrah, Sparkling Wine, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Weekend in Walla Walla Valley

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Even though Mom (LaGayle) and Dad (John) were recently in Walla Walla as a part of their two month cross-country road trip (see Dad’s previous Walla Walla posts: Day 1 and Day 2), all of us Wine Peeps recently spent a weekend in the Walla Walla Valley visiting some wineries that Mom and Dad missed […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Grenache, Lesser Known Varietals, Malbec, Merlot, Oregon Wine, Petit Verdot, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Red Wine, Riesling, Rose Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz/Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Road Trip: Walla Walla, Day 2

Friday, July 11th, 2008

On our second day in Walla Walla, Washington, during our cross-country road trip, we visited five wineries. All of them were new to us, but they had come highly recommended and we were not disappointed. The tasting room personnel were very friendly and the wines were generally very good, although some were a bit pricey. […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Lesser Known Varietals, Merlot, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25, Zinfandel |

 

Wine Blogging Wednesday #46: Rhone Whites

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Our host for the June edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, the blogosphere’s monthly virtual wine tasting event, is Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20. She has selected Rhone Whites as our theme. With the warm summer weather coming soon (hopefully), many of us will be looking to enjoy some nice white wines. Excellent options […]

Filed under: American Wine, French Wine, Lesser Known Varietals, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Blogging Wednesday, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Road Trip: South Dakota

Friday, June 6th, 2008

As our cross-country road trip continued, we visited the Prairie Berry Winery near Hill City, South Dakota, tasted some of their South Dakota wine, and had lunch in their Euro-Deli. While they have an impressive tasting room and lunch was great, the wines were very mediocre. There were not any wines that I could seriously […]

Filed under: American Wine, Lesser Known Varietals, South Dakota Wine, Wine Travel |

 

Road Trip: Mid-America

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

In recent weeks, we’ve reported from the road on winery visits in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Today, I’ll report on our wine tasting visits in Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Nebraska. On the way out of Cincinnati, Ohio, we stopped at Ohio’s oldest and largest winery, Meier’s Wine Cellars. It was almost […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Lesser Known Varietals, Missouri Wine, Nebraska Wine, Norton, Ohio Wine, Port, Red Wine, White Wine, Wine Century Club, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25, Wisconsin Wine |