Wine Wednesday: Sept. 16, 2015

“Bobby, quit being a pinot grouchio!” — Linda Belcher, Bob’s Burgers Season 4 Episode 15 (wife, mother, genuine optimist)


Mustard  Mustard – “burning wine” (lat.) “The name mustard comes from the Latin words ‘mustum ardens’ meaning  ‘burning wine’ and refers to the flavor created by the spicy heat of the crushed mustard seeds mixed with the juice of unfermented wine grapes.” source from: theenglishcrux I knew I liked mustard for a reason. –forte

Wine Wednesday: Sept. 2, 2015

“The first time I had sat down to a meal I had grown on my own, along with a bottle of wine that we had made, I burst into tears. To be in touch and be in tune with that is an extraordinary gift.” — Emilio Estevez (actor, director, producer, and Brat Pack member) *Our 2013 Syrah was…

Tasting Notes: Daou 2012 Reserve Cab

77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 9% Petite Verdot. This 100% Free Run wine spends 19 months in 80% new French oak. Blackcurrant and blueberry nose with deep berry and espresso flavors.  There are hints of earth within the well-blended tannins at mid-palate, leading to a saturated finish.  This is an Incredible Bordeaux…

Wine Wednesday: Aug. 27, 2015

“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.” –Robert Mondavi (winemaker, philanthropist, torchbearer)

Notes on Terroir

corkshrewd: An informative, albeit technical explanation of terroir, a key concept in understanding and appreciating good wine. I dig this stuff. -forté

Wine Wednesday: Aug. 5, 2015

“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.” –Bette Davis (actor, author, did it the hard way)

Wine Wednesday: July 29, 2015

“Great is the fortune of he who possesses a good bottle of wine, a good book, and a good friend.” –Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (aka Molière, satirist, actor, moustachioed man)

Wine Wednesday: July 22, 2015

“Wine is bottled poetry.” –Robert Louis Stevenson (author, travel writer, California wine aficionado) [and the only poetry I like –forté]

Wine Wednesday: July 15, 2015

“What is the definition of good wine? It should start and end with a smile.”  –William Sokolin (wine merchant, breaker of bottles)

Wine Wednesday: June 24, 2015

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” –Galileo Galilei (astronomer, physicist, scientist, father of three)