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Da Vinci Chianti/Ravenswood Zinfandel

Friday, October 19th, 2007

I have have been in Charleston, SC all weekend doing tastings and I have two great recommendations to get everyone on their way to discovering their tastes in wine.

Da Vinci Chianti is a reasonably priced and easily accessible Chianti from Italy. Chianti is Italy’s most famous red wine, which takes name from the eponymous traditional region of Tuscany. It used to be easily identified by its squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called fiasco (”flask”); however, the fiasco is only used by a few makers of the wine now; most Chianti is bottled in traditionally shaped wine bottles. Low-end Chianti is generally fairly inexpensive, with a basic Chianti running less than US$10 for a bottle. More sophisticated Chiantis, however, are made and sold at substantially higher price points.

And Ravenswood Zinfandel, a great Zin from California. Typically, Zinfandel wine tastes spicy and fruity. Vintners use Zinfandel grapes to produce a wide range of wine styles including sweet White Zinfandels, light-bodied reds reminiscent of Beaujolais nouveau, full bodied dry reds, sweet late harvest dessert wines, and port-style wine.

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Wham Bam!

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Sorry it has been a while, there are alot of cool and interesting developments happing in the world recently. The World Cup of has started, www.worldcupofwine.com, check it out. And we are currently working on a new Beaujolais project.

To get you drinking again why don’t we start with a light bodied Red Wine, Beaujolais. The Beaujolais is a French AOC wine generally made of the Gamay grape which has a thin skin and few tannins. Like most AOC wines they are not labelled varietally. Whites from the region, which make up only 1% of its production, are made with Chardonnay grapes. Beaujolais tends to be a very light-bodied red wine, with relatively high amounts of acidity.

Keep an eye out for Bojo Beaujolais Wine (we’ll let you in on the secret eventually).

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Recommendation – Cabernet Sauvignon / Chardonnay

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

If you know any who are interested in and would like to recieve these messages tell them to request to join the Tastevine facebook group. Hosted two wine tastings in Charlotte this weekend, good wine and great company. If you are interested in hosting one, give me a shout.

Toasted Head Cabernet Sauvignon is a reasonably priced CabSav available at most supermarket chains in your area. A full bodied red wine with hints of smoke and dried earthy fruits. Great with a steak.

Sticks 2004 Chardonnay has been brought to my attention as a wine that has no definition. A chardonnay without the buttery richness associated with chard, this wine is crisp and fruity, great for the summer. Reasonably priced but a bit hard to find, ask local wine store owners if he can order it for you.

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1st Wine Recommendation EVER

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Aloha,
Starting out I’m just gonna give you some suggested wines that I’ve had lately with who have agreed:

Cakebread Chardonnay-
If you haven’t had this it is a must one of the best Chards I’ve ever had. Full buttery goodness with a dry finish. A heavy chicken or pasta dish would compliment this nicely!

Cousino Macul Cabernet Sauvignon-
Chilean CabSav with great flavor, full bodied and complex. Great with a large piece of Red Meat. Recommend to friends as it is available at most Sam’s Club for 15.00 and worth every penny.

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