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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat Beer

This isn’t a wine, but a seasonal beer which we tried this weekend. Being a lover of all things pumpkin I had to try this latest offering in the pumpkin ale world. This is the latest ale from InBev in … Continue reading

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Talus Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2009 Region: California, San Joaquin Valley, Lodi This cab is a rich purple color. I picked it up on my last trip to the market to serve with grilled steak and sweet potatoes. It went very well with my … Continue reading

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Buona Vita Merlot

Vintage: 2008 Region: Italy Made with organic grapes, Buona Vita is a good Merlot but lacks tanins. There’s no umph which is associated with red wine. I picked this wine up at Earthfare but I don’t think I’d try it … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Creek Shiraz/Cabernet

Vintage:  2007 Region: Australia, Barossa Valley Varietal: 79% Shiraz 21% Cabernet This is a great red blend. We enjoyed it tonight with grilled steak and gouda cheese. I would classify it as a recession wine due to the low cost … Continue reading

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Gekkeikan Sake

Region: Japan Varietal: White rice wine Tonight we made sushi and tried Gekkeikan Sake. This can be served in the traditional way which is warmed, at room temperature or chilled. We tried warmed which was really good. As good as … Continue reading

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Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur

Last year I tried Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur and loved it so imagine how excited I was to see it again this year. I love all things pumpkin and this is a creamy pumpkin pie spice drink which … Continue reading

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Mirassou Merlot

Region: California Vintage: 2009 This is a great autumn Merlot with notes of dark plum, blackberry and toasty spices. I served this wine with grilled steaks. Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Cost: Under $10 Photo: dishevelledchic.com The opinions expressed … Continue reading

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Cupcake Prosecco

Region: Imported from Italy Type: Sparkling Wine This is a delicious fruity wine with hints of peaches and melon. We had this wine with omelets which had lots of fresh ingredients including basil, tomatoes, onion, mushrooms and cheddar cheese. The … Continue reading

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Root: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Chile, Colchagua Valley Vintage: 2009 Notes of red currants, cherries and mocha. This is a really good Cab which I served with grilled steaks. It’s a smooth wine, the only fault I would say is the lack of tanins. … Continue reading

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Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot-Cabernet

Region: Washington State Vintage 2008 Varietal: 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon I really enjoy the red blends and this one is no exception. With a bramble fruit taste and a toasty vanilla finish this is a really … Continue reading

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