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    Entries in Wine (71)

    Wednesday
    Sep042019

    Give It A Shot - Alamos Malbec 2018

    Just when you thought we couldn’t possibly do another wine podcast, we have gone and done the unthinkable; another wine podcast! For those of you counting along with us at home, that’s three in a row and all of them are Malbecs or have Malbec as the dominant grape. After the mixed results of the previous two left us wondering if we were mis-remembering Malbec, we decided to put an end to this particular beverage arc by trying a Malbec that we would consider a benchmark, one that we are familiar with and know that we have liked in the past. The beverage that we are trying for this episode is the Alamos Malbec 2018. Like the previous two wines, this also comes from Argentina. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy! 

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    Monday
    Sep022019

    Give It A Shot - Tiano and Nareno Traversia 1908 Argentina Malbec 2013

    For quite a while now, we have talked about wanting to try a wine that would normally be out of our price range to see if there was “value” for us at that level. Thanks to the support of our viewers, followers, and most importantly, our subscribers, we were able to do that for the first time on this episode. Andrew recently became affiliated with a new type of wine club and that is how we came by the bottle we have for this podcast. The wine that we will be trying is the Tiano and Nareno Traversia 1908 Argentina Malbec 2013. The “club” where we were able to procure this wine from is a new enterprise from entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk called Winetext. Once you sign up, he will regularly text you opportunities to buy great wines at amazing prices. For example, after a bit of research, the wine we tried for this podcast was found offered at prices ranging from the low $200’s to the mid $200’s and we were able to purchase it for $50. Needless to say, we were really looking forward to trying this bottle! What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy! 

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    Tuesday
    Aug272019

    Give It A Shot - Finca Flichman Gestos Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2016

    We hope that you realized we did not put up any content last week, but that you did not miss us too much and will not hold it against us. The past 2 weeks have been somewhat crazy for both of us with celebrations, brand new starts, and emotions a-plenty. Now that the tears have subsided and we all settle into this years new routines, we at About Beverages are excited to be settling back into our regular schedule of sharing delicious beverages with you and having a lot of fun while we do it. This episode will feature the first of two wines that we tried that are both from Argentina. Next weeks wine was the bottle we created this theme around as it is a special bottle that Andrew purchased through a new website, but more on that next week. To start off this South American wine themed week we will be trying the Gestos Malbec and Malbec from Trader Joe’s. It is the 2016 vintage and is a blend of Malbec grapes grown at 2 elevations, hence the “Malbec and Malbec’ name. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy! 

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    Wednesday
    Jul172019

    Give It A Shot - Trader Joe's Espiral Vinho Rosé

    This episode brings us the latest installment in Keith’s attempt to find a rose wine that Andrew will truly enjoy. It was actually recommended by a Trader Joe’s regular who really knows what he is talking about when he is talking about wine. Another cool thing about this wine is that we have already had something from this winery that we enjoyed. The beverage we will be trying is the Espiral Vinho Rose, from Portugal. Like the Vinho Verde which we referenced before, it has a slight effervescence when you first pour it that quickly dissipates. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Wednesday
    Jun262019

    Give It A Shot - Cooper and Thief Tequila Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc

    We did not really plan it at the time, but we now realize that there is a common thread to the two items that we are trying this week. No, we are not trying another Metallica beverage collaboration or something from Stone Brewing. The theme, albeit a loose one, is that both of these beverage purveyors have made previous appearances on our show this year. Metallica made an appearance in March with their Blackened Whiskey and the winery that made this episode’s beverage was featured back in January. On this show we will be trying the Cooper and Thief Tequila Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc. This Sauvignon blanc, which also has some other white wines that comprise 22% of the blend, is aged for three months in Casa Noble anejo tequila barrels. Barrel aged anything intrigues us, and this will definitely be a new experience. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Friday
    Jun072019

    Give It A Shot - Adalina Bodegas Verdejo 2017 and 2018

    We have some good news and not as good news for you this week. The not as good news is that we will only have one episode for you to enjoy. The good news is that we will actually try two beverages on that one episode as we will be comparing different vintages of the same wine. The reason we only have one show is because we did a little gaming for the last half of our time live-streaming last week and we enjoyed a Plymouth martini while we did. The martini paired well with our game play, but more importantly, we enjoyed it to toast the memory of our Uncle Joe who passed away last week. We have many wonderful memories of our parents getting together with our Uncle Joe and Aunt Donna. One of our favorites would begin in the late afternoon when it was time to make dinner. They would tell stories, laugh, prepare delicious food and beverages and enjoy every minute of their time together. Kind of like we do here on our shows and podcasts. Who knows, maybe the seeds of our podcast go back even farther than we thought. One of their beverages of choice was a martini, so it seemed most appropriate for us to honor his memory in that way. Now back to the show… 

    This week will be trying the Adalina Spanish Verdejo wine, both the 2017 and 2018 vintages. The wine is 100% Verdejo and while we had heard good things about the 2017 vintage, the reports had been mixed on the 2018. Keith just happened to have a bottle of the 2017 in his fridge, so we thought we would take advantage of this fortuitous event and do a comparison to settle the debate once and for all.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

     

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    Tuesday
    May142019

    Give It A Shot - De Mont Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2018

    Due to some unfortunate time limitations, we will only have one episode to share with you this week. Next week we should be back to our normal schedule and have the extra content that you have come to expect from us. Even though the quantity is less, we hope that the quality will be more and that it will be worth it for you and for us as we switch gears to wine, and an organic wine to boot. The warm temperatures are already beginning here in the southwest so our thoughts turned to something best served chilled. A Sauvignon blanc or a rose, perhaps. After a little perusing at our local Trader Joe’s, we settled on a rose. The beverage we will be trying on today’s show is the De Mont rose made with organically grown grapes from the Provence region of France. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

     

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    Wednesday
    Apr172019

    Give It A Shot - Chicago Cubs California Red 2015

    Over the years, we have been very fortunate to have been given several beverages for us to try by our friends and people who share our affinity for discovering something new. These beverages have covered just about every type of liquid refreshment that is out there. From sodas to beers to spirits and almost everything in between, we are so grateful for your contributions and we offer our undying thanks. This show brings us another of those generous offerings and if our memories are correct, it could be the first we have received in this particular category; wine. One of Keith’s friends and co-workers, Skip, recently was in California and happened to spot this particular bottle and instantly thought of Keith. Why is that, you may ask? We will let you know that right now as we open the curtain and reveal the item we are trying on this show. We will be trying the Chicago Cubs California Red Blend 2015. All we know from the bottle is that it is made in conjunction with Plata Wines and of course that it looks cool because of the label. The website doesn’t tell us much more other than it is aged in French and American oak. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

     

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