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California Love Pt. 2 - Napa Valley (Day 1 of 3)

California Love Pt.2 – The Napa Valley (Day 1) I promised I would have published this piece some time ago. I promise the memories, and experience I am about to share with you have only gotten better to my mind like wine over time. From San Francisco the Napa Valley is a relatively quick 45 minute commute. There’s really nothing remarkable about the drive, honestly, it gave us some time to look up a few restaurants and get a power nap in. But, when you get to Napa, the landsca

Decanted CWS Tour de Vino - March

A little late, but better late than never, right? Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! If I learned one thing from last month’s Tour de Vino virtual tasting it is that you people love a good story. I maintain that the woman I describe in the Unboxed review is fictitious, but believe what you want. Pay attention to the wine, please! Haha March was a tour de France, and what a ride it was as we explored Burgundy, and Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. The Chateau des Jacques was q

Decanted! CWS Tour De Vino - February

Decanted! CWS Tour De Vino - February I hadn’t thought about making a frosé with the Pratsch Organic Rosé from Austria, but this is why I do the writing and Marv does the mixing I guess. If ever you wanted a drink that tastes like summertime; Pratsch Rosé + Angostura Watermelon Rum (I prefer the Sorrel) a little ice and a blender is all you need to recreate Marv’s concoction! (Photo from Caribbean Wines and Spirits Instagram) The simple things in life are the best, and this c

FCC Review #007 - Unboxed! CWS February Wine Box

Unboxed - Tour De Vino February Wine Box! As we continue our frolic through the world’s wineries, we’ve got two stops this month, Austria and the United States. Pratsch Rose (Niederösterreich) 2017 When I think of Austrian wines, I think of some of the world’s finest riesling; the F.X. Pichler’s 2013 vintage, and Franz Hirtzberger 2015 vintages. Austrian riesling is undeniably the creme de la creme - fresh, full-bodied, sharp, and minerally - even though they are typically a

Decanted! CWS Tour De Vino - January

I think it is hilarious that one of the guests in the January installment of the CWS Tour De Vino virtual tasting series said that his partner had eaten all of the food prepared, and so he ended up only having wine on the night with no pairing. Literally, been laughing at that and many other funny moments since this past Thursday. Read FCC review #005 for the breakdown of what was in January’s wine box. As expected, the Chardonnay came through again and made a big second impr

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