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    Entries in Wine (68)

    Wednesday
    Jan232019

    Give It A Shot - Cooper & Thief Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend

    We have often spoken of our unabashed affinity for most things barrel-aged. We say “most things” because while barrel-aging certainly can add wonderful depth and complexity to a beverage, if it is not done well, things can go awry in a most disturbing way. This podcast features a beverage aged in whiskey barrels and while it is not uncommon to see this type of product available on your favorite retailers shelves, it is still somewhat uncommon. Today we will be trying the Cooper and Thief Red Blend. It is a blend of red wine varietals aged for 3 months in bourbon whiskey barrels. 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
    Nov202018

    Give It A Shot - Oak Ridge Winery OZV Lodi Zinfandel 2016

    We know what you are thinking. You just watched a new video from us yesterday so how could there possibly be another one available already? Here at About Beverages we are dedicated not only to beverages, but more importantly, to you, our loyal followers and listeners. With that in mind, we are happy to offer you the final installment in our series of beverages that we feel could be featured at your Thanksgiving dinner. This podcast features a wine, and a varietal that is not the first to come to mind when one thinks of Thanksgiving; Zinfandel. Over the years, this grape has made several appearances at our holiday table and has been quite successful. Hopefully this particular wine will carry that tradition forward. The wine that we will be trying is the Oak Ridge Winery OZV old vine Zinfandel from Lodi. We feel the best Zinfandels offer both fruit and spice for an overall balanced flavor profile.  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
    Nov142018

    Give It A Shot - Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer

    Don’t look now, but Thanksgiving is almost here! This year is one of the years when it arrives at the earliest possible date that it can. It is always the fourth Thursday of November and this year the first Thursday fell on the very first day of the month. In the spirit of trying to help you with your Turkey Day beverage selections, we have decided to share some selections that may help you make that decision. First up is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer. The winery, which is located in Washington state, has many different offerings across the wine spectrum. The Gewurztraminer grape is typically known for being lower in alcohol, off-dry (or semi-sweet) with notes of lychee fruit. We are hoping this will be a great jumping off point for our Thanksgiving Day beverage guide.  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
    Sep122018

    Give It A Shot - Kings of Prohibition Cabernet Shiraz Red Blend

    One of our goals at About Beverages that we speak of often, both on air and off, is that we need to be better at giving our followers and listeners more advance notice as to what we will be trying on our podcasts. It is a definite growth area for us and we promise you we will get better. There is a benefit to this more relaxed style as it does allow for more spontaneity when something unexpectedly presents itself. Such is the case this week. We will be trying the Kings of Prohibition Australian red wine blend from Trader Joe’s, which just recently hit the shelves. It is a blend of Cabernet and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley and it comes in a cool looking bottle with a nice backstory and tie in to the effects of prohibition around the world.  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
    Aug152018

    Give It A Shot - Ruggero Di Bardo Susumaniello

    Hello wine lovers and welcome to the second installment of “Wines Andrew Has Never Heard Of.” Upon further review, this indeed IS a wine that Andrew has never had before. The wine we are trying this week is the Ruggero di Bardo Susumaniello. The wine is made from 100% Susumaniello grapes from the Puglia region of Italy (the heel of the boot). Without further adieu, if you are ready to see what we thought of this wine, just say the word...Susumaniello, that is.  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
    Aug132018

    Give It A Shot - 2017 Espiral Vinho Verde

    You may have noticed that we did not put out any podcasts last week. At least we hope you noticed. That means that you are following us and that hopefully you are enjoying what we are doing. We took a one week hiatus so that we could cull together some great ideas for future shows and we came up with several! After much discussion, we settled on a winner. As for the other ideas, don’t worry, they will make an appearance in future weeks. The topic we decided on for this weeks shows was “Wines Andrew Has Not Heard Of.” The title doesn’t exactly roll off of the tongue but it is pretty straight forward. The wine featured on this show is the Espiral Vinho Verde. Literally translated as “Green Wine,” the title actually refers to a specific area in Portugal where several types of grape varietals are grown to make this wine.  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. 

    (Full Disclosure: We realized while editing the video that we actually have done this wine on a podcast before, but that was in 2009 and it is only available on audio so that doesn’t count.)

    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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    Monday
    Jul232018

    Give It A Shot - A to Z Winery Pinot Noir Rosé

    Recently we tried a rose wine that did not leave an indelible impression upon our palates. The previous years version had been quite enjoyable, but the current version could not replicate the gustatory memory as had been hoped. We didn’t want too much time to pass before delving back into the rose section of the wine cellar, so this week we bring you our first attempt at finding “Rose Redemption.” We will be trying a Pinot Noir rose from A to Z Wineworks out of Newberg Oregon. This is the 2016 vintage (the 2017 is out now as well) and was purchased for an amazing price.  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
    Jun052018

    Give It A Shot - Trader Joe's Big Churn Chardonnay 2016

    Sometimes a thought is kicking around in your head for a while. You can’t quite figure out what it is, but that is alright. Eventually you notice it is not as much kicking as it is swirling.  The swirling eventually changes into a tumbling as the idea becomes something that can now be defined with the written word. As this process churns toward a conclusion it will soon become something that can be shared with whoever may want to listen. In this case, for this weeks podcast, we hope that person listening is you. Today we will be trying the Big Churn Chardonnay from California. This particular Chardonnay is made for those who are fans of the oaky style and we tend to fall into that category. 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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